STEP 4: Mapping in the field with Field Papers (Optional)
What are Field Papers?
Field Papers is a web-based tool for easily creating a printable map atlas for anywhere in the world that you can print and add notes to, making it a simple and effective tool for conducting surveys. It is one way to collect OpenStreetMap data in a low-tech and easy way. The basic steps are as follows:
- Point your browser to Field Papers and navigate to your area of interest.
- Print the map
- Go out in the field and sketch on the map the features you find
- Then come back, and either take a photo/make a scan of your map and upload it or just look at your sheet of paper and use it as aid in editing OpenStreetMap
- Add your surveyed information to the OpenStreetMap database
Field Papers with Learn OSM
For more information, LearnOSM has an extensive section on Surveying with Field Papers.