Stumbled upon a new capability that I believe is pretty impressive. Walking Papers is a system that works with OpenStreetMap so that a person can download an area in OpenStreetMap, print it, make hand annotated updates to the map, upload it back to OpenStreetMap, and have your updates be applied to the OpenStreetMap base map. There are a few people that are intimidated by technology, but want to contribute to OpenStreetMap, and there are others who live in areas where an internet connection is hard to obtain. These people can still contribute to completing the OpenStreetMap basemap by using printed maps. I think it is a very useful system. If you are interested check out the Walking Papers website.
Posted on July 5, 2012 by verticalgeo