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Gorgeous Geotagged Maps Show How Locals And Tourists Take Different Pictures Around The World

Want to know where tourists and locals take most of their pictures? This series has it all mapped out.

New York City (cropped) - image via (cc) flickr user walkingsf

Visiting a new city often presents a unique challenge: Should you stick mainly with obvious tourist spots, or do you venture off the beaten path and try for a local perspective? For many, the answer is somewhere in between. But just how different are the experiences of tourists and locals in any given city? That’s the question which seems to be at the heart of Eric Fischer’s “Locals and Tourists” project, which takes geotagged images and maps their location (but not the images themselves) in cities across the world, color coding them as either having been taken by tourists (red) or locals (blue).

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Winner: Create a Local's Guide to Your City

Check out the winner of our competition to create a local's guide to your city.



We asked the GOOD community to create a local's guide to your city. We received maps and to-do lists from all over the world, highlighting not-to-be-missed neighborhood gems, dive bars, and mom-and-pop restaurants.

After posting some of our favorite submissions, GOOD readers voted for their favorite entry. Congratulations to Adam Johnson from Asheville, North Carolina. Adam explains: "Asheville, North Carolina is a place many have been but few have really experienced. This guide I created should help navigate your way to a few local spots that will make you feel like you are a proud Ashevillian."

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Project: Create a Local's Guide to Your City

Help out visitors to your city by creating a one-of-a-kind, locals-approved guide to what you think is worth seeing while they’re in town.

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Ever arrived in a new city stoked to check out the local culture and ended up sucked into a tourist trap of souvenir shops or, worse, ordering a Big Mac at McDonald's? This summer, help out visitors to your city by creating a one-of-a-kind, locals-approved guide to what you think is worth seeing while they’re in town. Draw a map, take photos—get creative! Then share it with the GOOD community. Maybe you’ll find a guide to your vacation destination while you’re at it!

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