Geograph for Developers

It's all Open Source

First and foremost Geograph is a community project, and to this end all the source code that powers the site is Open Source. See our SourceForge page, LinkExternal link , we however now have our own SVNExternal link and Trac setup for project management, see also our hub: LinkExternal link .

If you know what any of the following mean, and have an interest in helping out, then please get in touch
PHP, HTML, CSS, MySQL, Smarty, Adodb, Javascript, jQuery, XML, RSS, KML, GeoRSS, REST.

Resources and Links


(more: Geograph HubExternal link)

Ready to Run - Developers Virtual Machine

We have created a pre-configured WMware virtual machine, this comes with all the software needed for the website to run. This is a great way to explore how the site works, and a quickstart way to get involved in development. You can download the machine image from our torrents download siteExternal link or read moreExternal link

Supporting the developers

Even if you can't help our with coding directly, the developers are always looking for beta testers, and ideas for current and upcoming features. The Discussion area is the best place to find out about this, but contact us directly and there might be a unreleased feature you could help with.

See also the Geograph-API-UsersExternal link Google Discussion Group

Reusing our Images and Data

As all the images are Creative Commons Licensed, we actively promote reuse. We have an API available to make getting access to data, see this help page: LinkExternal link

Big ideas for Geograph

We have put together a page: Big Ideas for GeographExternal link, which lists a number of ideas for projects involving geograph data and/or the geograph website; particully suited to work by an new or external developer.

Moving forward...

A random list of things we would love to see but don't have the time to develop ... (in no particular order)

... then there of course is the ongoing grammar and typo updates for documentation etc, and compatibility testing of all ongoing features ...

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   Text © Copyright June 2007, Barry Hunter; licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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