Maps are just facinating. Some time ago we tweeted about all the lousy tourist maps we have, which just show all the tourist hotspots in a city. But how about creating your own map which presents what you think is important? At Fieldpapers.org this is actually possible. The service allows you to make your own atlases without any use of GPS or other complicated GIS software.
San Francisco-based technology and design studio Stamen developed the website. Field Papers allows you to pick any spot, create a number of pages, print them out, and take them in to the offline world. Think of a map with your favorite coffee bars, for example, or a city map based on tips from locals. Click here for an overview of atlases that have already been created, and click here to make your own.