Geograph got its millionth image this morning!
When we launched Geograph British Isles in March 2005, we figured that if we could be getting 70 pictures a day within a year, the project could be a success, as it meant the goal of covering the entire country could be achieved within a decade or so.
We now routinely get over 1000 new photographs a day, contributed by over 7000 volunteers who grant a Creative Commons licence on their submissions allowing them to be reused and enjoyed by future generations.
A million images is fantastic milestone. Just for fun, here’s some numbers to try and appreciate the scale of it
- If you printed each one on a piece of landscape A4 paper, and laid them side by side, you’d have an exhibition 186 miles long.
- If you gathered them back up, your stack would be over 250 feet tall
- You’d probably burn through around £500,000 worth of inkjet cartridges while printing them too
- I’m sure you can think of more….
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the project!
(Edit, we made BoingBoing, many thanks Cory Doctorow!)