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Mining Social Media to Understand Recreation Patterns in the Northern Forest

A study of crowd-sourced images from the Northern Forest Region.

Hot Spot Mapping

A look at spatial hotspots and seasonality of Flickr images in the Northern Forest.

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Tag Mapping

A view of how different types of Flickr images are distributed throughout the Northern Forest Region.

Explore Tag Maps

Trace Diagrams

Showing connecting geographic locations of consecutive photographs taken by the same users.

Trace Diagrams


A list of reports resulting from this study.

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For more information about this study, please contact:

  • Dr. Diane Kuehn (; recreation management aspect of the study
  • Dr. James Gibbs (; social media data analysis aspect of the study