Data Visualization A screenshot of the Visits web app.

Published on July 15th, 2014 | by Travis Korte

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Visualize Travel Histories In Your Browser

The website Visits lets travelers track their trips and explore their location histories after the fact. The website integrates geo-tagged photos, which users can upload to be displayed alongside the places they’ve visited. Visits automatically separates location data into individual trips using an algorithm to determine where one ends and another begins. The website, which started as a research project from the University of Calgary, also supports geographical imaging data in common file formats. Although Visits was primarily designed for vacations and brief trips, its creators note that it would work just as well for multi-year “lifelogging.”

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About the Author

Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.



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