With Geo-Wiki pictures you can photograph landscapes and share them with your friends and colleagues through Geo-Wiki.org, using the visualization capacity of Google Earth. Your photographs will be automatically geo-referenced and tagged with information such as compass direction and the angle of tilt. Geo-Wiki.org is a community of volunteers that are helping to validate global landcover maps derived from satellites. Global landcover maps are used to inform decisions in a number of important areas such as climate change, deforestation, and biodiversity. Your photographs can help us to improve the quality and the validity of these maps.
- Take photographs of landscapes while on holiday or while out with your friends, which automatically provides a geographic coordinate, the compass direction and the angle of tilt.
- Tag the photographs with any additional comments or text.
- Tag the photographs with a land cover type based on a simple to use drop down menu. These land cover types are used to help us validate global land cover maps.
- Upload these photos to Geo-Wiki.org, a site that allows you to visualize your photographs on Google Earth. The images can be uploaded via mobile connection or stored until you have Wi-Fi access.
Geo-Wiki pictures is currently available for Android 2.3.3+, iPhone / iPad, and Windows Phone:
Geo-Wiki pictures for Android
Geo-Wiki pictures for iPhone and iPad
Geo-Wiki pictures for Windows Phone