An interesting feature of the site is the mapping challenge where the users are challenged to produce a Letter-sized map according to a specific task decription. The March 2010, challenge is to produce a Medieval map og the Japanese town of Iwaisumi.
With the current availability of internet mapping clients, free data and satellite imagery, as well as other available information on the Web, it is now possible to make almost any map anywhere on the World without using copyrighted material.
I therefore challenge you who have the spare time to make a current map of the town of Iwaizumi with focus on tourism. Here are the rules:
- The map should be in A4 or Us Letter format.
- The map must include some surrounding attractions such as the Ryusendo limestone cave North of the town.
- The map must not be produced on copyrighted material.
- Althoght the map may not be 100% accurate or current, the task invovles gathering relevant facts of the mapping area. Hence invented features should be avoided.