Global Geo-Referenced Field Photo Library


A picture is worth a thousand words, and a geo-referenced (geo-tagged) field photo is even better. Everyday, researchers, students and citizens use GPS cameras and smartphones to take photos in the fields, as part of their efforts to document their observations of landscapes, agriculture, forests, natural disasters, and wildlife. This Geo-Referenced Field Photo Library is a community- and citizen- science data portal for people to share, visualize and archive geo-referenced photos from the fields in the world. Users can upload, edit, query and download geo-referenced field photos in the library, and use the photo-based thematic geospatial datasets for the studies of land use and land cover change, the impacts of extreme weather events, and wildlife conservation, etc. Users who provide photos can decide whether individual photos are to be shared or not. A registered user can upload photos into the library and has access to more field photos in the library than a guest user.

	Share your field photos,
		 Show your footprint of travel, and 
			Support monitoring of our Planet Earth!

Please read this article 'A Library of Georeferenced Photos From the Field', AGU, EOS, 12/6/2011 [pdf]

Please invite other people to participate in this community and citizen science effort and distribute this one-page flyer [pdf]

User's Guide

  • About your GPS camera and smartphone [pdf]
  • How to use Field Photo Library (upload, edit, query, download) [pdf]
  • How to take field photos for monitoring land use and land cover changes [pdf]
  • How to take field photos for monitoring water quality and harmful algae blooms [pdf]

Smartphone Apps

  • IOS:

  • "Field Photo" Iphone app is now available in Apple Store, please download and install it. It is FREE!!

  • Android:

  • "Field Photo" Android app is now available in Google Play Store, please download and install it. It is FREE!!

Field Photos Projects

  1. Field Photo Weekends
  2. This is a citizen science effort through collaboration among the CoCoRaHS, SCIPP and EOMF. For additional information, please visit CoCoRaHS and SCIPP websites.It was first launched for the Labor Day Weekend in 2012.

The Geo-Referenced Field photos in this Field Photo library come from many people and projects. Their contributions make this library possible and grow over time. Thanks.

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