Newsline Summer 2017

Newsline Summer 2017 | Geograph

Digital Footprint

Geograph into Digimap for Schools

The popular Digimap for Schools service was updated to include millions of photos from across Great Britain. The photos, supplied by Geograph, are now available through Digimap for Schools to enhance the classroom experience of discovering and exploring Great Britain. Teachers and students can easily find images of features they are interested in and see them located on the maps.

In 2005 an idea was born for trying to capture a photograph for every 1km grid square in the country. Today thousands of photos are still added to the Geograph website http://www.geograph.org.uk every week and over 10 years the number of photos contributed has grown to over five million making it the most detailed crowd-sourced photographic record of the British Isles to date. All photos are moderated by volunteers and geolocated as precisely as possible. Contributors provide photos under ‘Creative Commons’ terms that permit free use for education and add keywords about their photographs. We have also just completed a major update of Aerial Imagery available in the service to include 2015 data for 30% of the country.

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