Geograph – a photo map of our landscape

A few days ago I received the following email from Geoff Pick of the Geograph Project. It may be of interest to members of the club:

Hi

I am one of several thousand amateur photographers who are contributing to the non profit-making Geograph project which aims to obtain at least one representative photograph of every half kilometre square of the British and Irish Ordnance Survey maps. To date we have collected over 250,000 images but are very short of Irish photos with only 7% coverage when compared to 58% of the UK. Can any of your members help?

The link is http://www.geograph.org.uk   Just zoom in on the map !!

Hopefully you will be able to give some publicity to this project which will provide a photographic record of our islands for many years to come

Many thanks

Geoff Pick

I may sign up and submit a few photos but it’s worth noting that images uploaded there will be bound by the terms of a Creative Commons licence. In a nutshell, what that means is that you retain the copyright of any photos you upload, but you must allow commercial usage, usually with an attribution clause so you will be identified as the copyright holder. You can read more about the various licences at creativecommons.org

For more information, please visit the Geograph Site.

One thought on “Geograph – a photo map of our landscape

  1. Nice to see we have such passionate users, and thanks for the link.

    I should point out that Geograph only stores images at a maximum size of 640 pixels, so even though you must licence it with a very open Creative Commons licence, the commercial value of such an image is low.

    Indeed, many of our contributors have been contacted to secure rights to higher resolution images.

    Kind regards,

    Paul Dixon
    Geograph Developer

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