- What is this site?
- It’s a game — pit your aesthetic judgements against other users, and discover the lovely and not so lovely corners of Great Britain.
- Where are all the pictures from?
- The lovely people at Geograph.
- Why did you build it?
- We want to gather a freely available nation-wide dataset of scenicness, to use for a secret project.
- Can I download the data generated by this site?
Sure, we’re happy to make the data available for other people to use under the Open Database Licence.
votes.tsv is a TSV file of all photos that have been rated 3 times or more. The columns are ID, latitude, longitude, average rating, population variance, the votes (comma separated), and the Geograph URI for the photo; the file updates weekly.
There are 217,000 images (one for each of nearly 95% of the 1km grid squares in Great Britain), and we’re making sure each one is rated 3 times by different people, to help limit abuse, or the impact of people with terrible taste.
- What if a photo is unrepresentative of the scenicness of a grid square?
- At first, there’s nothing we can do. When we hit 651,000 plays we can add a different photo for each grid square, and hopefully that will help even out bad photos.
- Who built it?
- This site was built by The Dextrous Web for mySociety.
- How do I get in touch?
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org.