These are draft articles in preparation for publication. They are not intended for citation or quotation, and no permission has been given for their reproduction.

Journal article:

    Landstand: An Archive for Mass Rephotography

    This is the main/lead article for the proposed Forum. The rephotography cycle will never scale up without serious archives. Here is a proposal for one plus the story of how it did not happen. (4,000 words)


Online multimedia articles:

    Gobstoppers: A Form for Mass Rephotography

    Pretty pictures! This article is an argument for organizing landcover imagery, made through a web of ground/aerial images of Nemo, South Dakota. “The big picture is this: if we are going to do mass rephotography– if we are going to reconstruct the Earth’s landscape through time– we need to get a clue about organizing those millions of photographs. We need, among other things, to graduate from loose sheets to books.” (images + 5,000 words)

    Centifluences: A Scheme for Mass Prephotography

    Pretty pictures! This demo shows one way to capture landscape changes: preshooting photos on a half-mile grid. Move around Crow Peak, South Dakota to see the before/after of a forest fire in ground/satellite imagery. Plus a note about rephotography software. (images + 5,000 words)

    Rephotography 101: A Lesson Plan for Mass Rephotography

    This outline lays out one way to start students in rephotography, by spending one class period using their phones to reshoot old photos of their campus. (PowerPoint file, 22 MB)

    Gobstoppers in Google Earth: an extra for intermediate users

    This one is a little trickier, but you should be able to get it to work. This demo of photo stacks as floating spheres is an illustration referenced in the “Gobstoppers” article above, but you need the Google Earth Pro “browser” to see it. (You don’t need a 3D mouse like a SpaceMouse / SpaceNavigator, but it’s more fun.) In Google Earth Pro, click Add > Network Link and paste this address into the “Link:” field: You can also download this zipped folder if you’d like to handle these files more quickly on your own hard drive.