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The Geo-Images Project
The Geo-Images project is an initiative to make images that are useful in teaching geography more widely available. Currently, Geo-Images consists of twelve chapters: 1. Images of the California Environment - selected to illustrate a short disquisition on some aspect of humans and the environment. They can be accessed through subject and regional lists, or from a clickable map; 2. Images of Daily Life in Morocco, with scenes from the city, countryside, mountains and desert oases; 3. Images of Afghanistan in 1976-78- related to evaluating snow as a water resource; 4. Images of Hong Kong- focusing on life on the houseboats and in squatter settlements and relocation projects; 5. Physical Geography Illustrated; 6. Images of the American West (primarily between the Sierra-Cascade divide and the 100th meridian)- emphasizing ranching and water issues; Pictures of the Western States (excluding California)- featuring environmental issues and parklands; 7. Virtual Reality Panoramas (of the Berkeley campus); 8. Virtual Reality Panoramas (of Western North America and French Polynesia); 9. Aerial Geography of the Coastal Western North America; 10. A Geographer on the Kiwai Coast of Papua New Guinea; 11. Images of Arabia (Yemen and Saudi Arabia); 12. Images Illustrating Courses in Geomorphology. In addition to the completed chapters, image collections of the following topics remain in progress: Southeast Asia (primarily the Philippines, Burma, and Vietnam); magic lanterns (in California circa the turn of the century); snow surveys in the Sierra Nevadas; the White Mountains of California; French Polynesia; and houseboats on San Francisco Bay.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
    • Physical geography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
All photographs are copyright by the respective photographers. The Geo-Images site is copyright by the Regents of the University of California. Unauthorized use of images is strictly prohibited and may result in legal action. Permission to use these images is generally granted if the purpose is both educational and non-profit. To obtain permission please contact either the project director or the author of the relevant chapter. If permission is granted please be careful to correctly credit the photographer and the Geo-Images Project, Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley. Publication in traditional media (i.e. printed works) and use for commercial purposes requires special permission and payment of a licensing fee. If you are interested in using these images in magazines, textbooks, or multi-media publications please contact the relevant photographer or the project director.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-794
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: G. Donald Bain
University of California at Berkeley, Geography Computing Facility