Wednesday, February 23, 2011

One million #Geograph pictures on #Commons

After technical delays, the upload of Geograph pictures has resumed. As the bot is uploading the pictures that give a wonderful overview of Great Britain and Ireland, the millionth picture finds its way to Commons.

One way of experiencing the flood of new pictures is a Toolserver tool that shows the latest files that have been uploaded.

Multichil hopes in two weeks to have uploaded all the 1,8 million pictures that we received from the Geograph community. Many of these pictures are exquisite and come with elaborate annotations.

Field on slopes of Cosdon Hill

The annotation for this random picture is wonderful:
Field on slopes of Cosdon Hill A view from the same spot as 989690, looking more to the left across a scarcely-improved field with rocks and gorse. The remains of a copper mine on the lower edge of Ramsley Hill is across the junction of four squares; the bracken-covered slopes on its right are in SX6592 and SX6593, while South Zeal village is largely in the latter square. The church tower is in South Tawton, in SX6594.

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