A visual exploration of Foursquare checkins

A visual exploration of Foursquare checkins

Interesting project by Foursquare, showcasing the last three months of checkins, using their big data to create a mashup on top of a Mapbox map.

Foursquare, 3 months of checkins

 

Of the SoLoMo team, Location hasn’t really gone mainstream unlike Social and Mobile. Privacy concerns not withstanding, when you get aggregate data like this, i start to wonder if we could use this location data for urban planning. Of course brands are only interested on traffic and consumption patterns, but there’s still a lot to explore once we get to learn on how to live in public and share our data for good purposes.

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  1. Alfonsino says:

    Olá Armando! Ótimo blog! Sempre com informação muito interessante e actual