GPE World Monthly Topics

Each month we will ask GPE partners to submit photos for a specific topic to be featured on the GPEWorld portal through the StoryMap Crowdsource Application. This page contains a list of GPEWorld Monthly Topics and directions for submitting a photo and description. The current month is at the top of the list.

All submissions will be approved by East Carolina University before being posted. Please note that ECU is unable to edit any partner submissions. You may want to review your students’ photos and text before they submit.

Monthly Topic

Month/Year Topic
October 2017 Traditional Food
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Directions for submitting a photo to Crowdsource:

To submit a photo for the GPEWorld monthly topic via computer, tablet or mobile device, please click on this month’s link which will open the Crowdsource application. Select the “Submit Photo” button in the right-hand corner of your screen. A prompt will appear to login in as a Guest or using an ArcGIS, Facebook, or Google account. Follow the directions below to submit your photo:

  • Load your photo through drag and drop or by navigating to the file on your device
  • Write a descriptive title (example: mashed potatoes are a traditional American food). It is best to avoid simplistic titles like “food” or “building on campus”.
  • Add your location by selecting the “locate me” button or by entering an address or city in the box. Once you enter a location, you can drag the marker on the map for a more precise location
  • Write a description that is a minimum of 100 words and maximum of 200 words. Include your name and university in the description.
  • When you are ready to submit, click on the Accept Terms and Conditions button
  • Please submit photos that are your own or whose owner has given permission for the photo to be used by others (refer to the licensing section of individual photos)
  • StoryMap Crowdsource works best with photos that are taken horizontally