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Geotrips - geographing expeditions put on the map

By Rudi Winter

I've been playing a bit with the Ordnance Survey's Open Space LinkExternal link mapping interface recently, which provides access to a variety of maps at different scales (including the OS flagship 1:25k scale mapping) and the ability to plot user-generated content on them. The result is Geotrips LinkExternal link , a map showing the trips Geographers have undertaken to get to those elusive green squares. For each trip, thumbnails and descriptions of Geograph images are shown along with an indication on the map of the spot from where the picture was taken and the direction of view.

Thanks to Barry's tutoring and help with interfacing Geotrips with Geograph and a number of keen Geograph-ers alpha-testing the new toy, we now have a reasonably stable version, and I hope many more Geograph-ers will soon record their travels!

If you would like to add your Geotrip, all you need to do is define a Geograph search picking the images you've taken on a single day and submit it to Geotrips LinkExternal link . If you have a GPS track log in GPX format, you can optionally upload that, too. You can also add a trip report as a description.

Geotrips are listed in the Collection section on Geograph LinkExternal link which also allows filtering by keyword or contributor.

[Edited links to reflect the fact that Geotrips is now hosted on Geograph itself - thanks to Barry for adopting it! This also adds 1:25k mapping. -- rudi.]

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 at 23:12
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