Landscape Through Color:
a Harvard Campus Case Study

Landscape through color is a project that analyzes Instagram pictures taken around the general area of Harvard Yard and then extracts and visualizes the primary colors. The visualization is meant as a tool of landscape exploration, as well as a way of analyzing the way people perceive their environment and how seasons or events affect this relationship.

Map Visualization: Each picture is tagged with a geolocation and a timestamp, which allows the visualization of its primary color on the map. The interactivity of the visualization is based on a time slider, 2D brushing on the map and pop-up windown when hovering on color nodes, and is designed to allow the user to explore how the primary color range changes, to discover the thematology of the photographs per season as well as to observe patterns, clusters and hotspots of human activity.