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Visitation and Recreation - With Instagram?


I'm looking for a way to substitute Flickr with Instagram for something like a visitation model--either estimating Photo User Days or simply Photos/day by geotagging. I know this doesn't exist at this time through Natural Capital Project, but I'm wondering if you guys may be able to point me in the right direction for a tutorial on using the Instagram API in ArcGIS or QGIS to make a gridded map? Or anything similarly showing Facebook accounts by density? I've googled around but figure someone here may is more knowledgeable on how to get started with it. Thanks!



  • DaveDave Member, Administrator, NatCap Staff
    Hi @chris89,

    Great question! We're always interested in exploring new datasets to measure visitation rates, like Instagram. I've got your email, so let's continue this conversation on email and talk about some mutually beneficial steps we might take.

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