A national online photography project supported by Ordnance Survey reached a major milestone this week.
The Geograph project aims to capture photography images of every grid square across the country and the project has now registered its 3 millionth image.
From the most northerly point of Shetland to the Scilly Isles in the south the site shows photography covering 80% of the grid squares across Great Britain.
With over 11,000 contributors across the country, the site has become a little competitive with photographers recording how many images they have contributed in a bid to become most prolific. It also records the changing landscape of the country with photographers noting changes to development and land use as well as the changes in the countryside.
In the seven years the project has been running, it’s been a major achievement to have captured so many images however, there are still significant chunks of the country which are missing photographs.
For it’s many members, Geograph has become a way of life and they take a camera with them whenever they leave home, recording pictures of mountains, canals, suburban streets and city centres. The site enables them to link to the exact location of the image, often with more information about the place.
The site attracts over 75,000 visitors a day and enthusiasm for the collection is growing.
So, if you are a keen photographer, perhaps you could get involved as the team are always looking for new contributors and new images.