Where do Atlanta tourists and locals take the most photographs?

Tourists love football, locals love Ponce



Eric Fischer, the evil genius behind the demographic dot maps, has done the same for an entirely different topic: Where locals and tourists take photographs. Here's the key for the Atlanta map shown above, courtesy of Fischer:Blue points on the map are pictures taken by locals (people who have taken pictures in this city dated over a range of a month or more).

Red points are pictures taken by tourists (people who seem to be a local of a different city and who took pictures in this city for less than a month).

Yellow points are pictures where it can't be determined whether or not the photographer was a tourist (because they haven't taken pictures anywhere for over a month). They are probably tourists but might just not post many pictures at all.Folks have started noting different areas on the map, including Six Flags (far left cluster) and The Georgia Dome (near the red downtown patch). You'll notice that tourists limit their snapshots to — surprise! — most of the tourist spots. Not too surprising when you consider that many of 'em probably don't experience the gaps between our city's disparate villages. Locals seem to love taking photos along Ponce. I'm surprised there's not a massive yellow cluster near the Hyatt Regency for that one weekend of Dragon*Con (or the North Avenue I-75/85 overpass where photography students love capturing souls with slow shutter speeds.)

Check out the Atlanta map and other cities at Fischer's Flickr page.

(H/T Slate)