The Geograph British Isles project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland.
A geograph is defined as a picture of an aspect of a square, or prominent feature of the square, showing the context of its geographical location and taken from within that square. In other words, a picture giving the viewer a good idea of the general topography of the area — what the area within the square looks like.
Squares are the 1km x 1km grid reference squares shown on the maps of the Ordnance Survey.
The project has been going for a few years now, and so the kudos of being the photographer who provides the first geograph for a specific square is very difficult to achieve. Most the squares that are still left to be bagged are in remote areas not accessible by footpaths let alone roads. Nonetheless I have managed to provide three first geographs
My first was Puffin island off Ballynahow on Square V3468.
The second was Gated road to Kinnighallen Farm on Square NN7546.
The third was Loch Rannoch on Square NN5756.
But it isn't really about grabbing the first geograph. Some squares have lots of geographs and what are known as supplemental photographs. It is about building up a picture of these islands. Go and take a look for yourself.