Commons:Geograph Britain and Ireland
Geograph Britain and Ireland is a web-based project, initiated in March 2005, to create a freely accessible archive of geographically located photographs of Great Britain and Ireland. All images are licensed by the contributors using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 license.
The developers of Geograph made the images available so that the images could be uploaded to Commons. The first 250,000 images were made available as a torrent and were uploaded to Commons in the end of 2009. All 1.8 million images (about 200 GB) were put on a hard drive in August 2010 and sent to User:Multichill for upload. This initial upload was completed in 2011.
Many Geograph images are now available in higher resolution. If you are proposing to crop a Geograph image, please always: register with Geograph and log in to it, go to the original image page on Geograph and look for "More sizes" at top right of the image as in this example. Follow that link and get the highest resolution available.