Geograph - the broader view

Published: 24 December 2008
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Adding a Grid reference to your description

Concentrating on individual gridsquares Geograph tends to look to the immediate locality, missing the broader picture. Many images posted look no further than a few hundred yards from the camera.

If you have an image of a panorama or distant view covering grid squares outside the one you are in, an interesting idea is to mention the 4-figure grid reference of distant features. This makes your image accessible from those squares using the 'View images mentioning…' link

Adding a grid reference is easy… just type it into your description and the system will automatically recognise it. If you would like it viewed as a clickable link add [[ ]] to each side of the reference, eg [[ST6957]] will display as ST6957


The grid reference ST8951 (Westbury White Horse) has been added to a selection of other images which relate to ST8951, this creates a group of images mentioning ST8951 (see on map) which can be seen on the grid square page.

More examples;

ST7167 Kelston Round Hill, images mentioning ST7167 (See on map)

ST7271 Freezing Hill, images mentioning ST7271 (See on map)

ST8344 Cley Hill, images mentioning ST8344 (See on map)

ST7556 : 2008 : South east from Baggridge Farms by Maurice Pullin
Looking south east after a storm, rain is still in the air. Cley Hill ST8344 in the centre background seems to be getting a share.

So even though this photo is in ST7556, it will be accessible to anyone viewing ST8344 directly (see "View images mentioning ST8344" link).

Suggested guidelines

Also see Writing Stellar Descriptions

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   Text © Copyright December 2008, Maurice Pullin; licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
With contributions by Barry Hunter, Oast House Archive and Penny Mayes. (details)
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