The alpine region is one of the biggest tourism hotspots in the world. But due to rising ecotourism, it is getting harder and harder to balance economic profitability and environmental protection. People.map visualizes the enviromental effects of masstourism interactavely by using livedata from a mobile light barrier. The project is designed as a map, that first measures the amount of people entering a certain area and then shows the enviromental consequences in real time on a dedicated webpage.
The whole project was designed as a groupwork within my master-graduation at University of Applied Science Salzburg. Within the group my personal task was building out the tech behind the whole system – mainly an off-grid-capable light barrier, which could stream in realtime datasets to an online database. Furthermore creating a simple webpage, which in the end serves as our visualisation-platform and holds different, open-source elements of the whole project.