Got the travel bug?

February 9, 2008 at 2:00 am Leave a comment

Every few months, I get hit by the desire to travel – usually to some bizarre place that the average person wouldn’t wish to go to. It’s the adventurous spirit in me I guess. What have been your top trips over the last 12 months? London to Paris? New York to Sydney? Sydney to Hong Kong? When you’re on a plane, ever wonder where your fellow travellers are headed to? Well, wonder no more. Dopplr is a social networking site and online tool for travellers, weary or otherwise. It’s been going for about a year now and the site has some socially-generated maps that are really interesting, which they refer to as Raumzeitgeist (The spirit of Spacetime).

For the geeky amongst you who like data and graphs, there’s a lot to keep you amused. For the visual people like me, here’s one of the maps showing where Dopplr users travelled in 2007.

The top 10 trips were:

  • London to Paris
  • San Francisco to New York
  • Helsinki to London
  • London to New York
  • San Francisco to Los Angeles
  • New York to San Francisco
  • Boston to New York
  • Los Angeles to San Francisco
  • London to Amsterdam
  • London to San Francisco

And the top 10 destination countries?

  • USA
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • Finland

Hey! where’s Australia?

Source: BoingBoing

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Entry filed under: Cartography, Information visualisation, Social networks, Useful resources.

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