Data

Continental scale quantification of landscape values using social media data

This data package contains six landscape value indicators that are based on concentrations of social media content from Panoramio, Flickr and Instagram across Europe. Using these layers, we quantify non-urban outdoor recreation and on-site aesthetic enjoyment at the European scale.

When using this data, please refer to the following paper:
Boris T. van Zanten, Derek B Van Berkel , Ross K Meentemeyer , Jordan W Smith , Koen F. Tieskens , Peter H Verburg (2016) Continental scale quantification of landscape values using social media data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA

Datafile: landscape-value-indicators-social-media.zip

The maps are in the Albers equal area conic projection (WGS 1972) with a resolution of 1×1 km and 5×5 km. The data are provided in ESRI GRID format.

  • Panoramio 1x1km resolution (Pano_1k): the count of photos per unit area in the EU-27 excluding Malta (2006-2015)
  • Panoramio 5x5km resolution (Pano_5k_m): the count of photos per unit area in non-urban areas in the EU-27 excluding Malta (2006-2015)
  • Flickr 1x1km resolution (Flickr_1k): the count of photos per unit area in the EU-27 excluding Malta (2004-2015)
  • Flickr 5x5km resolution (Flickr_5k_m): the count of photos per unit area in non-urban areas in the EU-27 excluding Malta (2004-2015)
  • Instagram 1x1km resolution (Insta_1k): the count of photos per unit area in the EU-27 excluding Malta (2014-2015)
  • Instagram 5x5km resolution (Insta_5k_m): the count of photos per unit area in non-urban areas in the EU-27 excluding Malta (2015).