Keyword Searching in the Browser
Published: 24 November 2014Browser image searching tool has a powerful keyword search box.
Its fundamentally, the same as the keyword search on the main search, and supports most of the same syntax.
This article attempts to document the difference.
Note, the 'Browser index' is also used by the simplified 'Photos of' interface, the Groups By tester, and the coverage layer. (and a few other experimental tools)
~ operators does not work in the browser
[...] tag syntax is only partly supported, not recommended to use.
Field Start/End modifiers, dont work on Tags/Context etc
The browser index has its own list of available search fields.
Can use 'field syntax' to limit keywords to a specific field. If specify field name followed by colon, ALL key after that (or until another specifier!), will only match specific field.
eg [ bridge title: canal liverpool] will look for 'bridge' in ANY field. But 'canal' and 'liverpool' needs to be in the image title.
This is a full reference list: (some are intended for internal use, so not easy to use)
|title||The main image title||title:bridge|
|desc||The description text (note, does NOT include shared descriptions)||desc:the|
|name||The full photographer/contributor name||name:John Smith|
|day||The day the photo was taken, format YYYYMMDD||day:20120523|
|month||The month and year the photo was taken, format YYYYMM||month:201204|
|year||The year the photo was taken, format YYYY||year:2001|
|decade||The decade the photo was taken, format 2010s (always ends in 0s)||decade:1990s|
|monthname||The month the photo was taken, format April (the full english month name)||monthname:September|
|myriad||The 100km square the image was taken in, as jsut the gridletter(s)||myriad:NT|
|hectad||The 10km square the image was taken in, as 2 figure grid reference||hectad:SH55|
|gridref||The 1km square the image was taken in, as 3 figure grid reference||gridref:TQ7040|
|category||The legacy image category||category:ford|
|contexts||The top level Geographical Context(s)||context:roads|
|subject||The selected Primary Photo Subject||subjects:fungi|
|buckets||The selected bucket(s) the image has been added to||bucket:aerial|
|tags||All other tags (not context, subject or buckets) |
note, if wanting to search by tag prefix, dont enter the :, eg to search the tag [ river:Arthog ], you need to enter tags: "river Arthog"
|snippets||The titles of the shared descriptions on the image||snippets:christmas|
|wikis||The assigned wikimedia category for the image (few images have this)||wikis:bridge|
|terms||Important Terms extracted by computer from description||terms:canal|
|groups||Automatically cluster labels||groups:battle|
|status||geograph OR supplemental||status:geograph|
|distance||The distance between subject and photographer in meters, rounded to powers of two (eg 1,4, 16, 4096)||distance:1024|
|direction||the view direction as decimal degrees from north 0-360 - or 'unknown'||direction:180|
|county||county of the nearby placename (if known)||country:Essex|
|country||The full country name||country:Ireland|
|larger||has a larger upload. (eg "larger:800" means has a 800px version, also 1024, 1600 and 3000 available)||larger:1024|
|user||the user-id of the user who uploaded the image||title:bridge|
|text||This is a special field, that searches the title, description, subjects, category and other tags||text:mushroom|
The browser and the main search, have very different fields. It has a number of fields that the main search does not.