→ Instagram posts can showcase the city highlights, uncover the aspirations of residents, and illustrate a variety of their activities in public spaces.

While we should not expect it to deliver an accurate picture of reality, Instagram can still be a valuable source of data for city research.

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We automated the extraction of posts for further data mining by developing a Python package that facilitates the process of:

  • scraping posts from Instagram API
  • preprocessing and cleaning
  • analysis and visualisation

See in detail how we explored Bratislava parks using Python and Instagram API.