http://peoplemov.in/ shows the flows of migrants as of 2010 through the use of open data (see Data Sources). The data are presented as a slopegraph that shows the connections between countries. The chart is split in two columns, the emigration countries on the left and the destination countries on the right. The thickness of the lines connecting the countries represents the amount of immigrated people.
http://peoplemov.in/ / What about Tourism?
There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. However, when we look at activity logs, whether they be our own, from our friends, or from a public timeline, the activities only appear individually.
Not only is it fun to see, but it can be useful to the data collectors to plan future workouts or even city planners who make sure citizens have proper bike lanes and running paths.
Dr Ian Yeoman is a specialist travel and tourism futurologist who believes in Star Trek, is an eternal optimist, crazy about Sunderland AFC and enjoys cookin…
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” Her documentary film “农家乐 Peasant Family Happiness” explores the impact of tourism in China, from the perspective of residents of two rural villages where urbanites go to seek a “country” experience. The film, which won …
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As the definition of clean tech expands, more investors are backing companies with environmental innovations.
How Asian tourist hubs are chasing the Chinese tourist dollar as the Year of the Horse gallops closer
Scientists have derived a series of mathematical formulas that describe how cities’ properties vary in relation to their population size, and then posits a novel unified, quantitative framework for understanding how cities function and grow. The resulting theoretical framework predicts very closely dozens of statistical relationships observed in thousands of real cities around the world for which reliable data are available.
Cities are also massive social networks, made not so much of people but more precisely of their contacts and interactions. These social interactions happen, in turn, inside other networks — social, spatial, and infrastructural — which together allow people, things, and information to meet across urban space.
Rome2Rio, like many other companies, has identified new regions where it wants to improve its service… but the trigger has come from an unusual source.
“That’s not surprising; regions with developed transport infrastructure are also more likely to be visited and photographed. We have also focused on improving our coverage in popular tourist areas.” - See more at: http://www.tnooz.com/article/rome2rio-photo-heat-maps#sthash.qDsAaN8x.Ssi0NMDo.dpuf
Google Maps’ Panoramio ‘heat map’ of the world allows people to see the most photographed travel destinations.
It’s time for America to start welcoming visitors to U.S. shores again—without all the Byzantine visa requirements
Stratford-upon-Avon is expecting a tourism onslaught as it prepares for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday celebrations next year.
Thirty miles away in Nuneaton, fans of the Victorian novel-writing heavyweight George Eliot are struggling to draw the crowds. Why do some writers succeed on the tourism trail while others are left on the wayside?
As the 2014 World Cup nears, social workers anticipate the number of child sex workers will soar in Sao Paulo, but the Brazilian government hasn’t done anything.
The Brazilian government has pledged for the past decade that it will eradicate child prostitution. In 2001, 100,000 children were found to be working in the sex trade, according to estimates by Unicef. In 2012, that number had swelled to an estimated half a million, says a non-governmental organization, the National Forum for the Prevention of Child Labor.
In 2011, Ctrip, one of China’s popular online travel services companies, launched an “Around the World in 60 Days” package for 660,000 Yuan. Within 30 seconds of launch, the packages were completely sold out. Following its success in 2012, Ctrip launched another “Around the World” package—1.01 million Yuan for 80 days. It sold out within 17 seconds.
In early January 2013, Chinese news media Xinhua published an article claiming that “donkey friends”, or 驴友 in Chinese, will be the next disruptive wave of travelers.
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This interactive graphic which lets you see the economic stats for every ZIP code in the country shows the emergence of Super ZIPs—communities where…