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 pageExternal link.

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 ArticlesExternal link | Submit an ArticleExternal link | See also: Creating, formatting and editing articlesExternal link |

Note: Also used for some guideline documentsExternal link

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 GalleriesExternal link | Submit a GalleryExternal link |

Themed Topics

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

Grid Square Discussions

Ideal for short discussions about specific locations, and/or adding local information.
| View DiscussionsExternal link | (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.


We also have a number of Experimental features.

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


GeotripsExternal link 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.


A portalExternal link simply provides a mini website for browsing images on a particular theme. See the FAQExternal link

NOTE: Portals are highly experimental, and not suitable for wide-scale use. They are more a preview to experiment with various features rather than a fully usable feature.

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 pageExternal link | View a combined listExternal link |

Search Results

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

TIP: The Marked ListExternal link 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 SearchesExternal link |

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 SampleExternal link | Article about Shared DescriptionsExternal link |

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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