KGS Photo Display System Kansas Photo Display System


How to find photos

You can find photos by one of three methods.
1. Most of the photos in our collection refer to a location in Kansas. You can select photos by clicking on a map of Kansas. Find all the photos in a single county or in a single physiographic province.

you can select photos by clickng on maps

2. We've also arranged the photos in several general categories. Click on a main subject heading to view all photos that deal with "Architecture," "Landscapes," or other general topics. Each main category is split into smaller grouping to help find the photo you're interested in.

photos are organized into categories as well

3. Finally, you can type in a set of keywords and find photos that fit one or more of the words. Photo titles, subject assignments, and special keyword lists for each photo are searched for matches. The search is an "AND" search--photos matching all of your words are found. Please don't add quotation marks; they will not help. The search is not case sensitive.

photos can be selected by keyword searches

Selecting a photo

All the photos that match the criteria you've entered will be returned as small thumbnail photos. 15 photos are displayed on each page. If you used a county search, a small Kansas map will show you the location of the county you selected. If you used a subject search, you will see a set of sub-categories that can be used to narrow down the set of photos.

sample page showing thumbnails

Saving Photos to your Computer

Each photo is displayed on a page that describes the photo, tells you the general location of the photo, and allows you to selet other photos that are similar to the one you are viewing. Click on the Kansas map to move to another county. Click on county or subject links to view other photos from those categories.

sample page showing full-size version Hold your right mouse button down on the picture to save the photo to your computer. A small menu will pop up. You can save the image to disk or copy the image to the clipboard. If you copy the image, use the "Paste" command in PowerPoint, Word, or other software to insert the image.

Kansas Geological Survey, Educational Resources
Updated Jan. 2002
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