Submit Conversation

Use this form to submit a conversation to Land Talk and help prompt a conversation about landscape change with your interviewee.

At a minimum, please complete all fields marked as “required”. If you would like to contribute an essay or other resource material for consideration to Land Talk, please contact us.

Be as specific as possible. Include the full name of the landscape, city, state/province, and country. Do not use state or province abbreviations (although "USA" is preferred).

If the place is managed by a municipal, state, national, nonprofit or commercial organization, enter its name here.

Enter the latitude and longitude of the place in decimal format. Be sure to include any negative signs (-). If possible, include 4 digits after the decimal point (for example, 48.4085).

To convert from hours-minutes-seconds format, use this tool.

To find coordinates of a location from Google Maps, zoom in until the place is easily distinguishable, then right-click on the place and select “What’s here?”. Then, copy and paste the latitude and longitude values from the resulting pop-up at the bottom of the screen.

Valid latitudes are between -90.0000 and 90.0000. Coordinates in southern hemisphere are negative!

Valid longitudes are between -180.0000 and 180.0000. Coordinates in western hemisphere are negative!

Each response should be 100 – 1000 characters in length. To avoid losing your work if the submit form reloads, we recommend writing your responses in a word processor, then copying and pasting the responses to the submit form.

How does the observer describe the way the place used to look?

How does the observer describe how the place has changed?

What are some of the things the observer used to do here? What are some of the things the observer does here now? Have their activities changed with changes in the landscape?

If Conversation was created before the "Changes in the Future" field was added and therefore has no content for that field, use this toggle to hide "Changes in the Future" for this Conversation and make possible editing of other fields in this Conversation from WP admin.

How could this place change in the future, and do you, the interviewer, think that is what should happen? You are encouraged to discuss your views with the observer, but the answer should focus on your views.

Use this box to add any additional information such as sources consulted, useful websites for visitors to check out, HTML-formatted content, etc.

Upload two digital photographs of the landscape: one current photo, and one from the historical period that the observer describes in the conversation. If no historical photograph is available, a historical drawing may be uploaded instead. Photos should be as high resolution as possible. Images must be at least 1200px by 800px. For best results, we recommend using a landscape-oriented photo with a 16:9 aspect ratio, if possible.

Enter a valid URL to the YouTube video with the recorded conversation. Please include "Land Talk" as part of the video title and add "Land Talk" as a tag to to video. Important: the YouTube video must be set to "Public" and have embedding enabled.

Write a brief summary of the video. Describe who says what about the place.

Include the transcript of the conversation, if available.

Enter the date that the conversation was recorded in "Month Day, Year" format (example: December 21, 2020).

If the observer prefers to remain anonymous, leave this field blank.

Add some keywords for topics discussed in this conversation. To add a keyword, click the + button on the right end of the field.

We collect this in case we need to contact you about your submission. We will not share your email address with anyone.

The observer’s email address will be used only to send an email with a link to the published conversation. We will not share this email address with anyone.

Land Talk submissions are immediately visible to the general public. Please be sure that your submission does not contain sensitive or private content.

Land Talk will host conversations that meets all the following quality and appropriateness standards:

  • The submission contains a complete response for each required field in the Submit form.
  • The submission describes observations of a place.
  • The submission is free of promotions for products or organizations.
  • The submission meets PG-13 standards for language and decency.

Please ensure that your submission meets these standards.

Before submitting, please check your submission for errors and completeness. You will not be able to edit your submission after you click the Submit button.