Have you ever wondered how would a city look, if you visualized it's venues by their usage and popularity? Kind of a urbanist study so to speak. Well, that's exactly what this visualization does... not show.
What it does show is all-but-logical selection of venues from five categories (50 venues each, Foursquare limitation, don't ask) scraped from Foursquare API. The venues are then placed into a map with a scale coresponding to their "popularity" (homebrewed equation: popular are those places, which have fairly large number of visitors, who tend to return there).
- Outdoors & Recreation
- Arts & Entertainment
- College & University