Geograph – Photos of UK – Viewable in Google Earth has a straightforward mission: “collect a geographically representative photograph for every square kilometre of the British Isles”. This is not such a simple objective to accomplish. But, thanks to a free and open setup, the help of hundreds of photographers, and an interesting mission, they are well on their way to achieving their objective. Recently, Geograph released the ability to view search results as KML (Google Earth files) so you can see the placement of the photographs from within Google Earth. You click on the green “KML” icon when its available to view the results. Or, you can go to their Google Earth search page and click on “Download KML” after selecting the type of search you want to perform.
This is a formidable project and I’m sure a Google Earth interface can only help encourage interest. They could make the interface with Google Earth even better if they were to create a network link to show a sample of the searches as I’ve written about for Flickr images (where the 50 nearest photos are shown to your current view).

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Thanks for the nice writeup (I’m one of the developers).
    We do in fact provide a network link (but I admit its a little hidden!) see this page and choose [advanced options] and then select the last option!
    See the page my name is linked to for a furhter collection of network links like this.

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