Picture Post is a citizen science app to view and upload pictures at Digital Earth Watch (DEW) Picture Post sites.
* Join the Picture Post Network by taking pictures or starting your own Picture Post.
* Registration is not necessary to use this app. It is needed in order to upload pictures.
* Visit http://picturepost.unh.edu/ for more details and to register.
DEW is an exciting environmental monitoring program open to the public. Using digital and mobile technologies, participants collect and share their own data, study and analyze their findings and contribute towards improving their own communities.
The key message of DEW is that our environment is changing in dynamic ways, but often on a time scale that most of us don’t notice or with a subtlety our senses can’t detect. DEW supports environmental monitoring by citizens, students and community organizations through digital photography and satellite imagery.
A Picture Post is simply an octagon placed in the center of a round disk and secured to a post anchored in the ground or onto a building. Using the post to position the camera, the complete landscape may be photographed in less than a minute. Anyone can install a picture post to monitor his or her local landscape!
Power of Citizen Science
During their research, scientists often collect relatively small amounts of high quality data that are typically limited in geographical scope. Citizen science efforts are regularly used to expand the amount and spatial coverage of scientifically valuable data. Digital photographs play an important role as a permanent record of environmental change, and citizen involvement in taking and sharing pictures is essential for collecting the kinds of information that local communities and global researchers alike need now and in the future to understand the health of our environment and to take effective action when necessary to improve environmental health. By joining the Picture Post Network and installing a post in your local area, you make an important contribution to these efforts.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Fixed broken links
Ratings and Reviews
This version (1.05) is dead
The Picture Post project moved from UNH to the University of Oklahoma. Two-year-old version 1.0.5 tries and fails to upload your photos to the old UNH site. Picture Post support at OU assures me there will be a new version in a couple of weeks.
But when this version worked, it worked pretty well. Four stars.
Overall the idea is great and it’s interesting to observe those seasonal environment changes! I enjoy taking those pictures. Idk if it’s me but I couldn’t find an option to upload my existing photos from my phone. With that feature I would give the app strong 5 stars, for now - just 4. Thanks!
App not yet updated for hosting transition
It’s broken - hold off on trying to use the app until the transition of Picture Post to University of Oklahoma is complete. (I still gave 5 stars as it’s a great concept.)
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- University of New Hampshire
- 956.4 KB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © University of New Hampshire
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.