Field Papers

Stamen Design

Field Papers is an open source tool built by Stamen Design to help users create a multi-page atlas of anywhere in the world.

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Users can print it, take it into the field, and record notes and observations about the area. Later, the users can photograph each page in the atlas, and upload them back into Field Papers where a scan code geolocates the atlas so that the written data can be traced and then shared or downloaded.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


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Anyone who has a computer, internet access, and a printer can create an atlas and print it off.

Visit the Field Papers website, make an atlas, make take notes and observations and upload the photo of your atlas.

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The tool is open source and free to use.

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Field Papers is a continuation of an earlier tool called Walking Papers. There is no other tool that makes printable atlases and then geolocates the resulting notes.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goals 1 and Goal 11: Provide free mapping tools that can be used for citizen advocacy and community building.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Untrained or trained individuals, communities, public or private sector.

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