I love Satellite Eyes. I’ve been using it for the last few years(?) to beautify my desktop with local Stamen Watercolor Maps.

When I saw these Flickr heatmap tiles by Eric Fischer, I immediately wanted them as my desktop. Here’s how to do it.

  1. If you haven’t already, install Satellite Eyes.
  2. Head to the Satellite Eyes preferences.

    Sattelite Eyes Menu

  3. Click “Manage Map Styles…”

    Sattelite Eyes Preferences

  4. Add a new map style, set the source to:


    Sattelite Eyes Map Styles

  5. Set Satellite Eyes to use the new map.

    Sattelite Eyes Select Map

  6. Enjoy!