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Sightsmap: Crowd-Sourced Popularity of the World Places

Abstract

We analyse and combine a number of world-wide crowd-sourced geotagged databases with the goal to locate, describe and rate potential tourism targets in any area in the world. In particular, we address the problem of finding representative names and top POIs for popular areas, with the main focus on sightseeing. The results are demonstrated on the sightsmap.com site presenting a zoomable and pannable tourism popularity heat map along with popularity-sorted POI markers for concrete objects.

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  • Crowd-sourced mapping
  • Popularity analysis
  • Heat map
  • Entity disambiguation

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This research has been supported by European Regional Development Fund.

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Tammet, T., Luberg, A., Järv, P. (2013). Sightsmap: Crowd-Sourced Popularity of the World Places. In: Cantoni, L., Xiang, Z. (eds) Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2013. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36309-2_27

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