Utah State University Extension
Today, millions of people are using social media to share information and images about the places they visit for outdoor recreation and leisure. This fact sheet reviews recent research which analyzed over 7.5 million photos posted to Instagram, Flickr, and Panaramio to examine which European landscapes individuals value most. The research is the first of its kind to use social media data to identify the public’s most valued landscapes across an entire continent.
Gilbert, Lael; Smith, Jordan W.; Berkel, Derek van; and Zanten, Boris van, "Tapping into Social Media Data to Identify the Public's Most Valued Landscapes" (2016). All Current Publications. Paper 1664.