Visits is a visualization tool for personal location histories. Using data from services such as Google Location Histories or Moves, visits creates a unique "map-timeline" of your trip.
A map timeline is a visualization technique that shows both time- and location aspects of data. Each location in the data turns into a small map. These maps are aligned sequentially and their sizes determined by the length of the stay at that location.
Thus, visits represents a location history more like our memories work: longer stays become bigger and thus visually more relevant, while shorter stays and transit only fills smaller parts of the visualization.
Visits is a collaboration with the Innovis group of the University of Calgary. The project has so far resulted in two publications.
Read more about the project in this blog post.
FastCompany: Map Your Adventures With This Interactive Travel Visualizer
Flowing Data: Explore where you've been with Visits
infosthetics: Visits: Mapping the Places you Have Visited
Google Maps API