Collections on Geograph

Published: 27 April 2008
This page details the various areas we have where users can contribute content, this includes textual articles and collections of photos. If you are looking to submit a photo see the submission page.

Below is a short overview of the various sections we have for contributing content, please choose an appropriate section for your idea. Thank you!

Articles / Pages

Ideal for a lengthy textual piece, created by a single user. The rich formatting options allow for very diverse content.
But equally can be used for all sorts of collections, needn't contain much text.

| View Articles | Submit an Article | See also: Creating, formatting and editing articles |

Note: Also used for some guideline documents

Discussion Based

We also have a number of content areas based on the forum, so these are good for ongoing content and may accept contributions from multiple users
share the following common features:


Good for image collections, allow images on a similar theme to be quickly collated.
| View Galleries | Submit a Gallery |

Themed Topics

(renamed from Submitted Articles)
Good for collaborative topics on specific themes - usually includes some discussion.
| View Topics | Start a new Topic |

Grid Square Discussions

Ideal for short discussions about specific locations, and/or adding local information.
| View Discussions | (Start a discussion from the browse page at the required location)

All of the above are trackable with RSS feeds, look for the RSS icons on the relevant pages.

Blog - is a central place to post blog entries on anything related to Geograph. Can be used to post mini collections!


Geotrips is a showcase of routes travelled while taking Geograph images, i.e. "Geotrips: Trip reports based on Geograph pictures and an optional GPS track log". Of course, each trip is plotted on a zoomable OS map, relating each photo to the landscape it has been taken in.

Help Pages

We have number of pages that make up official documents, these are only editable by site developers - contact us if would like to see an update in this area.

| Linked from the FAQ page | View a combined list |

Search Results

The search be definition results a 'collection' of images, based upon some criteria. You can use the 'Feature this search' link to share a particularly interesting search.

TIP: The Marked List is a nice way of creating a totally custom selection of images, and particularly suitable for being 'Featured' - just be sure to give a meaningful title to your search.

| Featured Searches |

Shared Descriptions

By attaching a shared description to multiple images, its possible to create a mini collection of images. Every shared description gets a dedicated page, which lists the images its used on.

| View Sample | Article about Shared Descriptions |

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   Text © Copyright April 2008, Barry Hunter; licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
With contributions by Penny Mayes. (details)
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