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Ever visited a city and wasted hours on trying to find the best spots? No more! Find Points of Interests based on data provided by Flickr.
Hello Bacon-lovers, our app's purpose is to quickly find the greatest places in a certain area just by exploring it via a map (please be aware of the limited coverage. Check the info available in the app).
The app provides a simple overview of a region or city, showing which spots might be interesting for a visitor. To achieve this we used information provided by Flickr and analyzed them by extracting potential "hot zones" which we also call "Top Places". Additionally the information are visualized on a large map so you can directly plan your trip. Finally we even present you the most viewed photos in that area. This way you can get a small peak of what you could see at each of the places.
As of now we only have a limited coverage - Germany (complete) - Italy (complete) - Austria (most likely complete) - Switzerland (most likely complete) - Middle/Northern West Coast of USA and Canada (rather limited; E.g. try. Seattle, WA)
As it was not allowed to use payed hosting and given the fact that we only had 48 hours to build a crawler and fetch data it was not possible to provide a higher or even full world coverage. We also did not want to add additional regions after the contest ended in order to not accidentally violate the rules.
just run the web app and start exploring regions of interest (restrictions below apply). You can use the search to quickly jump to any supported location. After a few seconds you should see interesting places that lie withing or around your currently visible map part. On the right you will find the most interesting pictures (based on views) for the currently visible map extract (and slightly around). You can click either a location or an image. The latter one will place a marker on the coordinates where the picture was taken. Clicking on the left will take you to the "place" (e.g. a town district)
We tested mainly on chrome so you should use chrome if possible ;-)
Cool application, love the design. the map work fluently
UI is really cool. I liked the info modal as well. I will be looking forward to this application.
Effective use of Material components with sidenav and Flickr media overlays. Successfully found "points of interests" for Portland, OR areas that included relevant Flickr photos. The Flickr metadata/heatmap mash-up is a compelling approach to finding interesting places. I ♥️ Bacon, great work.
Looks really good. Like the use and presentation of data.
Cool use of the heatmap layer feature to show the most popular areas. Great concept!
Really love it :) And would really use it! :) Hope it goes public :) Future tips: Would suggest to make a version that would cover the whole Europe :)
Using the heatmap is very good idea! :) I like it v.much.
very polished~ Best map app! I'm impressed!
Very cool project. Fun way of finding points of interest :)
Would be cool if it found your position automatically too!
Good Application. But I do not know why search works only for Germany if I try any other country or place it throws console error.
Pretty useful, i'd be nice to one day have more places covered.
Nice app, just Finland is missing;)
Nice clean design and easy to use. Really like it.
Clean design and UI.
Hopefully I will use it when I travel to Europe :)
Very cool. It would be nice to have additional text information about the spots that are highlighted in areas. Could probably grab that stuff from other public APIs. Good job guys
awesome app, really like the UI
Very nice capabilities and layout!
Fun idea! I like how you not only get to know that somewhere is a hotspot, but by the pictures you get an idea why a certain place might be one!
It'd be nice if the app also could show hotspots when zooming out and not only when zoomed in. Greetings to my home country :)
The entry provides a great list of top hits from flickr pics to a region, the heat maps show you where a lot of pics and I even found a new hike. Hard to discern what the exact poi is vs. just the area. Great use of material.
I love this idea combine Flickr with google maps, heatmap style in the map is great, it will be better to have a logo in the top bar and loading screen
It makes life just easier, really good job guys :D
Love the idea and the design, only wish support was extended beyond germany!
very cool idea. its unclear to me how the left (city suggestions) and right (photos) are related to the content on the map?
it would be awesome if these were somehow connected, maybe through some visualization on the map? it would also be rad to have a sorted list of "hot zones" so I know where to visit first!