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What is Geographing?
There's a page I once saw on Geograph, and I can't find it again!
What do all these strange words mean?
Open source? Creative Commons? What's that all about?
Who built this marvellous site?
What's the easiest way to find out if any of my photos have featured on "Today's photo" ?
Where will I find the unique ID number which you allocate to each photograph?
photo of the day
I don't understand Grid References - are there any sites to help me?
What makes a good Geograph?
Are there any Geograph specific terminology?
Which squares have the most pictures on Geograph?
How do I delete search memory?
How do I save a search to use again?
Could you please tell me where clay pool lane is in camphill nuneaton as it is not showin this on ur maps thank you
How do I send private emails
This site is AMAZING. Are there similar sites for the rest of the world?
What does TINAPS mean?
How can I edit my profile?
What the lettuce have hamsters to do with Geograph?
Something seems to be broken - where can I report bugs?
I have changed my email address. Can I change the existing email address or do I have to reregister?
Why are you introducing Geographical Context?

Viewing Images

I disagree with the location or title of an image - what can I do?
Counties, I'm confused, which do you display?
I've seen little thumbs-up symbols around the site, what are they?
I'm concerned about a photo or comment I have seen on the site.
Where is the link on a grid square browse page to see a centisquare map?
How do photographs get into the Galleries? and how then do they get into the 'Highest Rated'?
How do I view EXIF details for a photo on Geograph?
An image is missing, where can I report it?
What are those little thumbs to the right of the images about?
How are the recent photos on the RH side of main page generated? Is it hamsters or humans?
Where do I find 'this day in the past' feature?
One of the photos is not what it claims to be. How can I diplomatically challenge this?
how do I view photos of the day
Can I see the distribution of pictures within a gridsquare?
when I click on "search images" a drop down list of names unconnected with Geograph appears, how do I get rid of this feature?
I've spotted a mistake. What should I do?
Can I subscribe to a square and receive a notification when new photos are added to it?
Are images on Geograph automatically uploaded to Google Earth as well?
What is the "community showcase"?

Reusing Geograph Content

Do you have an RSS feed?
I would be interested in using Geograph content, is that possible?
How do I print photographs directly from Geograph?
I'm an artist and would like to use a scene from a geograph in a painting. Is that acceptable?
Can I use photos in publication?
Can I create my own photo collection based on a theme of my choice - if so, how ?
How can I search just for images with larger sizes?
Can I use a Geograph-er's text along with their pictures?
Can I re-use a Geograph article elsewhere? How about copyright?

Photo Contributors

What makes a good Geograph?
Why must I agree to allow commercial use of my image?
I've had a complaint about one of my pictures. What should I do?
What is an ITT?
Where can I see how many points I have?
How do you cite on geograph co uk
I've got a photo of an unknown castle (harbour, sheepfold,...) - do you know where it is?
Does Geograph accept interior photographs?
How do I write a word in italics for the scientific name of an organism?
Where can I find the reference number of a photo?
How long does a photograph stay pending?
Can I change my name to a pseudonym on a submission ?
How do I delete my account? no photos submitted
Any rule about cloning out? Should one blurr out faces of people in the photo? What about ugly wires, aerials?
I once had a forgotten location verified by Geograph. Does this facility still exist?
How do I delete a shared description I created in error?
How does a viewer/subscriber find the grid squares which have few or no photos?
Has any of my pictures ever featured as the front page picture?
How do I add a shared description to a submited photo?
Can I use someone else's text in my description?
Can I ask for a fee if someone would like to use my images in a publication?
How do i close my account?
How do I get a list of my photos as a CSV?
How can I retrieve pictures from Geograph to replace those lost from my home computer?
I've uploaded a picture, why is the square still green on my personal map?
Where do I find squares where points are available?
Can I find out which of my images have been re-used on other websites?
I'm a competitive pub (trigpoint, peacock, door knocker...) collector. Is there a specific leaderboard for me?

Photo Contributors :: Contributing

how do I link two photos
What's the ideal size for an image submitted to Geograph?
Do I need to resize my photos before upload? Are there size limits?
I'd like to see what the submission process looks like before I try it out. Can you show me?
Portrait images seem to be rotated when I upload them
One of my shots was supplemental, I think should be a geograph.
There are too many steps in the submission process. Can I do it all in one go?
I have an interesting old photograph/postcard, can I submit it to Geograph?
What are shared descriptions, and how can I add them?
I need to remove a picture I uploaded, is this possible?
How do I create links between my pics and between my pics and other pics
How do I put web links, URL's or links to geograph pictures into descriptions?
How accurate do I have to locate photos to submit to Geograph?
How do I choose tags for my images?
How can I take better photos?
My connection is slow. Can I upload while I'm away and fill in the details later?
Is there a way to enter latitude and longitude directly when submitting?
Can I upload an annotated version of a photograph to point out particular features?

Points and Moderation

What is a Supplemental image?
How do I get a Geograph point for my image?
What are TPoints, how do they work?
Does a 'cross-grid' qualify for a T-point? I have noticed at least one cross-grid being awarded.
Why do only some photos get a Geograph point?
Is there a table of how many new points I acquire per month?
Do you accept photos taken beneath a named square, e.g. mines, culverts bunkers etc?
Is it possible to get a point for a "supplemental"?
Are all photo's taken outside of a grid square "cross-grids"?
family snap
I've had a photo made a 'supplemental' - what does that mean?
Why have I gained an extra point without uploading a picture?
Is there a list of all the squares that I got personal points for?

Other Contributors

Collections on Geograph record the number of visitors to them. Do they record the visits of the collection authors?

Finding way in the forum

How do I start a new discussion?
How do I hyperlink a word or words in a Geograph forum to a URL address.
I've got a picture of an insect (plant, pillbox, locomotive...). Can you help identify it for me?
Can I suggest a photo for the front page of Geograph?
How can I show a picture on the forum?


What is a limited company member?


What is Geograph's cookie policy?

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