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The Most-Visited Countries in the World, Visualized

The Most-Visited Countries in the World, Visualized | visual data | Scoop.it

If you've ever wondered which country was the most popular tourist destination, wonder no longer—this map shows which countries get the most visitors every year.

It might surprise you to find out that France is the most popular destination, welcoming in 81,400,000 visitors every years. That's nearly 20 million more visitors annually than the U.S. which comes second.


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Google Maps shows how we spent summer 2012

Google Maps shows how we spent summer 2012 | visual data | Scoop.it

Before we approach the official end of summer on September 21, our Google Maps team thought it’d be fun to see how those of us in the Northern Hemisphere have spent the dog days. To do this, we reviewed the summer search activity on maps.google.com in several countries between the end of May and the beginning of September. Within each country, a look at some of the top-rising searches and the often-searched landmarks on Google Maps gives us a sense of how people around the world spent their summers.

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Location heat maps: show travel time data clearly and simply

Location heat maps: show travel time data clearly and simply | visual data | Scoop.it
Mapumental location heat maps: centre the map anywhere in the UK, then show users how quickly they could get to work, school, town, or places of interest.
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Gift Giving Traditions Around the World: Interactive Infographic

Gift Giving Traditions Around the World: Interactive Infographic | visual data | Scoop.it

This interactive gift giving map is meant for world travelers, study abroad students, those living in or visiting a foreign country, and anyone with curiosity about cultures, traditions and etiquette standards around the world.

The map specifically covers gift giving traditions in China, India, Japan, Brazil, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Italy, Sweden, Bolivia, Tibet, Morocco, Russia, Samoa, Israel and the English Commonwealth.


With holidays ranging from Diwali to Christmas and traditions from gifting yogurt to pulling on earlobes, everyone will learn something new.

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A User-Generated Collection of Google Earth Imagery

A User-Generated Collection of Google Earth Imagery | visual data | Scoop.it

Stratocam, a program developed by former Google and Dreamworks employee Paul Rademacher, allows visitors to take their own aerial snaps with the help of Google Earth and later vote for their favorite photographs from the community of images.
Below are photos of natural wonders such as Mount Vesuvius, the Amazon and Tibet. There are a number of images displaying a more human presence on Earth such as farming plots in Saudi Arabia, the city of Baghdad and the canals of Venice.

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Matthew Rowland's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:42 PM

Cool idea of contributing to google earth