Photos - producing a plan showing where taken

If you have photographs of the inside or outside of a building or of land outside at ground level, you should bear in mind that whilst you are likely to be very familiar with the layout of the building or land you are photographing (so that when you look at a photograph you can tell immediately where it was taken) I will not be, nor will your opponent (if it is necessary to provide photos to them) and nor will the judge who tries the case (if matters get that far) so information needs to be provided indicating where the photographs were taken.  

Generally the best way to do this is to give each photo a serial number and then draw a rough plan and mark on the plan where you were standing when you took each photograph with the serial number of the photograph and an arrow indicating the direction in which the photograph was taken (or the number range of the photographs e.g. 03-06 if you have taken more than one photograph from the same position in the approximately same direction) as shown in the examples below.  

Example of plan of photographs taken inside a house

Example of plan of photographs taken outside in the grounds of a house 

You should make copies of the photos giving them filenames prefixed with the date taken and then add  serial numbers at the end like this:-

2015-09-03 Photo of Garden 01.jpg
2015-09-03 Photo of Garden 02.jpg
2015-09-03 Photo Garden 03.jpg   


1. You can draw the plan by hand but if you already have a plan, for example, a large scale Ordnance Survey Map, you can start with a copy of that. You may need to create an enlarged cut-out.

2. You can mark up the plan by hand - and then scan it in - or you can use PDF software to mark it up.      


This information page is designed to be used only by clients of John Antell who have entered into an agreement for the provision of legal services. The information in it is necessarily of a general nature and is intended to be used only in conjunction with specific advice to the individual client about the individual case. This information page should not be used by, or relied on, by anyone else.

The information on this page about specific computer techniques is provided for information purposes only. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date at the time it was written but no responsibility for its accuracy, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by me. You should satisfy yourself, before using any of the techniques, software or services described, that the techniques are appropriate for your purposes and that the software or service is reliable.

This page was lasted updated in May 2018 Disclaimer