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Are these the most interesting places to photograph in Ireland?

Lines. Lots of lines.

ERIC FISCHER SET up the Geotaggers’ World Atlas project five years ago, in an effort to find the most interesting places and routes to photograph around the world.

He did this by documenting geotagged images from Flickr and applying it to the map.

He said:

A cluster of geotagged photos is a good indicator of the interestingness of a place because it signifies that people went there in the first place, saw something worth taking a picture of, and put the extra effort into posting it online for others to appreciate.

Fischer has taken things a step further this week, by releasing an interactive map of the atlas that allows you to take a look around his data for the entire earth.

It contains the last 10 years of data, all visualised in coloured lines.

The lines indicate the paths photographers followed and the speed at which they went.

The red lines on the map (which show where a photographer traveled between photo sites at a speed between 7 and 19 miles per hour, based on the time stamps and locations of the pictures) that I had hoped would identify favorite bike routes turned out instead to reveal scenic ferries.

For example…

Here’s Waterford

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Dublin far away

Howth pier and Dun Laoghaire get a good shout.

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Dublin close up

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Galway

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Limerick

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And Cork

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Check out the whole thing on the Atlas. It’s strangely hypnotising.

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