Why Rome2Rio used photo heat maps to plot where to expand
Rome2Rio overlaid its transport coverage map over the SightsMap heatmap in an effort to identify areas that are rich in photographs, but lacks in Rome2Rio coverage.
Rome2Rio, like many other companies, has identified new regions where it wants to improve its service… but the trigger has come from an unusual source.
Tanel Tammet, a computer scientist and professor at the Tallinn University of Technology, created SightsMap, a tool that maps the Panoramio photographs taken across the world on a Google Map.
In the heat map – dark areas represent locations that have few photos, red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of geo-tagged photos.
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