Geograph images now available!

screenshot of Geograph images on a Digimap for Schools map

Geograph images as viewed in Digimap for Schools

You can now view images from the Geograph project in Digimap for Schools. Geograph aims to collect images for every grid square in Great Britain. So far more than 5 million images have been contributed.

Just click the Geograph icon on the toolbar to start searching and viewing images. Our search facility offers suggestions as you type to aid your explorations. A short help video is available on  YouTube, to help you get started.

Dr Paula Owens has authored some fantastic new learning resources to accompany the new Geograph feature.  They have lots of ideas to inspire you to use the images. Landscape Alphabet has some fun ideas on using the images in Key Stage 1 to support language development. There are three resources aimed at Key Stage 2; A focus on rivers, Flooding and Other Hazards, and Photographic! There’s also a Getting Started resource with lots of suggestions for searching.  All resources include ideas for linking in literacy and numeracy.

We hope you will find Geograph a useful tool and enjoy viewing the wonderful images that are available. Do send us your feedback and any examples of fun images you find!

Geograph’s impressive milestone

In a guest blog post, Darren from the Ordnance Survey Eduction Team tells us about a key milestone of the Geograph project.

A national online photography project supported by Ordnance Survey reached a major milestone this month.

The Geograph project aims to capture an image for every grid square across the British Isles and the project has now registered its 3 millionth image.

11,000 users across the country have contributed images in the 7 years the project has been running.

Geograph is a fantastic free resource for schools to use.  All the images within the site are geo-referenced to an OrdnanceSurvey map.

It allows teachers to access images from northerly point of Shetland to the Scilly Isles in the south the site shows photography covering 80% of the grid squares across British Isles.

View the 3 millionth image –