Geotagged newspaper maps are just one example amongst the bunch of digital maps that are leveraging crowdsourcing to create their content. With the technology already in place and easily available to anyone with an Internet connection, there's no likely shortage of digital maps.
Implications - Consumers are looking to connect with the real world in ways that are meaningful to them. The proliferation of map-based digital tools taps into this desire to make sense of the real world. Companies ought to take this desire into account when creating products and services.