Geograph - the broader view

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Adding a Grid reference to your description


Concentrating on individual gridsquares Geograph tends to look to the immediate locality, missing the broader picture. Many images posted look no further than a few hundred yards from the camera.

If you have an image of a panorama or distant view covering grid squares outside the one you are in, an interesting idea is to mention the 4-figure grid reference of distant features. This makes your image accessible from those squares using the 'View images mentioning…' link

Adding a grid reference is easy… just type it into your description and the system will automatically recognise it. If you would like it viewed as a clickable link add [[ ]] to each side of the reference, eg [[ST6957]] will display as ST6957

Examples


The grid reference ST8951 (Westbury White Horse) has been added to a selection of other images which relate to ST8951, this creates a group of images mentioning ST8951External link (see on mapExternal link) which can be seen on the grid square page.

More examples;

ST7167 Kelston Round Hill, images mentioning ST7167External link (See on mapExternal link)

ST7271 Freezing Hill, images mentioning ST7271External link (See on mapExternal link)

ST8344 Cley Hill, images mentioning ST8344External link (See on mapExternal link)

ST7556 : 2008 : South east from Baggridge Farms by Maurice Pullin
Looking south east after a storm, rain is still in the air. Cley Hill ST8344 in the centre background seems to be getting a share.


So even though this photo is in ST7556, it will be accessible to anyone viewing ST8344 directly (see "View 30 images mentioning ST8344" link).

Suggested guidelines





Also see Writing Stellar DescriptionsExternal link

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   Text © Copyright December 2008, Maurice Pullin; licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
With contributions by Barry Hunter and Oast House Archive. (details)
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