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27th February 2013
The National Geograph Project - Anne Burgess (Highland Geological Society)

Following the Society’s AGM, Anne gave members a short talk about the National Geograph Project, which has been running for 8n years. The project is sponsored by the Ordnance Survey and the aim is to acquire photographs of every grid square in the UK (and Ireland). To qualify as a ‘geograph’, the picture must be taken in the grid square and show a mapped feature within the same square. Photographs that don’t meet the strict criteria can be posted as ‘supplemental’ images so may show, for example, architectural details over a church door-way. Many of the images already posted show geological features and the database is searchable using a list of features or image tags.
Anne showed us photographs of recumbent folds, pillow-lavas and chevron folds in rocks from Scotland, Anglesey and Cornwall and gave a live demonstration to show how easy the website is to use. Images are displayed with a resolution of 640 pixels so it is best to load the photographs at this size. All the images are free of copyright - people can email the photographer and ask for a higher resolution picture, usually in return for a small charitable donation.
Anne suggested that members might like to upload their own photographs – more details can be found at: http://www.geograph.org.uk/

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