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Data Stories: City Shadows, Tourist Photos, Selfie Dangers

These visualizations demonstrate the effect of shadows on city streets, the difference between tourist and non-tourist photos, and the dangers of extreme photos.

Shadows of the City

 NYT Shadows

The shadows cast by city buildings have a huge effect on the daily experience of residents. The New York Times demonstrates with this big interactive map of the shadows of New York.

 

Photography as a Tourism Map

Tourist Photos 

Here's another way to look at a city. These maps offer a snapshot of where people take photos -- the red dots are photos taken by tourists, and the blue dots are those taken by locals.

 

When Photos Turn Deadly

Priceonomics 

These charts from Priceonomics break down the data behind the estimated 28 selfie-related deaths each year. (Spoiler: one-third of them are caused when a person falls off something tall.)

 

About the Author

Lindsay Stares is a production editor at TDWI. You can contact her at lstares@tdwi.org.


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