The Sights Map website is an interactive map that allows you to see which areas of the world have had the most photographs taken -- in other words, every place you should avoid if you wish to take a unique photograph. Europe is remarkably popular. North Pole not so much.
The heatmaps are based solely on the number of available Panoramio photos for an area: both the number of photos and the number of authors is taken into account.
The dark and the blue areas have a few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged.
The selection of FourSquare places for the high-res maps is based on the category and the number of different users ever checked into the place. If you do not see a place that should be there, consider adding it to foursquare and inviting people to check in!
The inspiration for heatmaps came both from the personalized tourism recommender project Sightsplanner and the world touristiness map by Ahti.
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