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.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
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.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Distributions to Date Status
The first version of Field Papers was launched in May 2012, in partnership with Caerus Associates. In June of 2013, Stamen Design relaunched the site in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with major improvements to site performance, new metrics on atlas creation, as well as a general usability upgrade. There have been over 100,000 atlases created on the Field papers site.
These photographs are called "snapshots" on the site. When a user uploads a snapshot, it's connected automatically to the atlas from whence it came. Users can transcribe any notes they made in the field into Field Papers (as points or areas) and share the results or download their notes for later analysis.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Field Papers is designed to print out custom maps and enable users to capture data that has been collected in the field. The tool was designed to be easy to use, and compatible with OpenStreetMap and offline OpenStreetMap editors.
Vetted Performance Status
Over 100,000 atlases have been created on the site