The Search Results page
Published: 19 November 2009
Once you have created a search
, you should get a page listing matching images. This Article documents various tricks you can do with a search results page.
- A search result page is persistent, so you can share the url with others, as it remembers the settings so others can view your search.
- Most searches will automatically update to add new images as they match the criteria. Notable exceptions are searches created from a Marked list (once created these are static, even if the user continues to edit the images in the list), and ones viewing all images in an Article (they will, however, update to reflect edits to the image themselves).
For most searches you can click this link to be taken to the advanced search interface so you can refine the results.
For 'keyword' searches, you can use this feature to quickly create a new search with just different keywords to the current search.
The standard display format, displays a thumbnail and useful textual data from the image.
full listing + links
Adds some direct links to various features. Includes a Mark
Shows only the thumbnails.
thumbnails + links
Adds some choice direct links.
on a map
Shows a page at a time on a Google Maps.
Shows the full image and description in a slide show mode.
slideshow - full page
Same, but without the site template, particularly useful in combination with the browser Full Screen mode - often F11.
slideshow - map imagine
cooliris 3d wall
Interactive 3D presentation. Will zoom to show the full image right in the page
- Bonus: No paging, just drag the window across, no need to change main - just keeps scrolling.
Shows thumbnails in a draggable timeline.
text list only
Plain text list of image titles.
An easy way to edit multiple descriptions.
- Marked Links
If using one of the formats that allows marking of images, the 'marked images' toolbar is included. Find out more
This is mostly non functional now (browsers have changed and no longer support it) - the idea was you opened the results in a sidebar, so could view the thumbnails and main photo at once.
searches you can get aggregated statistics, for the images in the result.
Can get the results in KML format, click the link to be taken to a page which offers various options for loading into Google Earth, Maps and even Bing Maps.
RRS (or geoRSS)
Get an RSS feed of the current images - in the order presented, good for loading into an external application. The 'geo' means the feed includes coordinates, for use by clients that understand it.
- Note: to follow the feed in a feed reader, almost certainly should make sure the results are in 'reverse date submitted' order. Otherwise the feed won't pick up newly submitted images correctly.
Download a waypoint file of the images for loading into mapping program and/or GPS devices.
Feature this search
If you have a particularly interesting search result you want to share, do it here.
Rate this search result
Give feedback on how this particular result page performs - we use this feedback to refine the search engine.
Change the background colour - sometimes helps display the images better.