Submit Conversation

Use this form to submit a conversation to Land Talk. Please complete all fields marked as “required.” Thank you for your contribution!

Include the name of the city, state/province, and country. Avoid local abbreviations.

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.

Valid longitudes are between -180.0000 and 180.0000.

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 did the observer describe the way the place used to look?

How did 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?

Upload two digital photographs: 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 should be at least 1200px by 800px.

Enter a valid URL to the YouTube video with the recorded conversation. To find this URL, go to the YouTube page for the video, then copy and paste the URL for that page in your browser’s address bar. 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.

Click the field below to choose the date from the calendar that the conversation was recorded.

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 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.