Map of Flickr Photos in Detroit

Luminous Detroit

This screen grab comes from the Luminous Cities project of UK based TraceMedia (try it out!) They have generated an interactive search option for all geotagged flickr photos back to 2005. In Detroit, it is easy to see the upside down “T” (“eet”) of eateries, attractions, and new investments in the Downtown/ Midtown area. There is a cluster of photos from DEMF, a cluster for Comerica Park, Eastern Market, the DIA, and more from WSU Campus up to the Fisher Building in New Center. Beyond that clusters of regularly visited places include Detroit’s iconic ruin porn, Michigan Central Station and the Packard Plant. Smaller clusters can also be seen in the Villages, Mexicantown, Russell Industrial Center, and Hamtramck, but they aren’t as dense and tend to be in the evening hours. The cluster to the far left of Downtown is the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. It would be very interesting to overlay this map with geotagged Instagram/Facebook photos.



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