The world of mapping has grown substantially in the past decade. As more online tools and apps have popped up on the web, more users have become interested in geography and are quick to lend a hand in editing maps. Whether it’s drawing a trail in a neighborhood or labeling retailers in a local town, mapping has become a passionate hobby for many.
In a related article from Wired, the author suggests people love to map because it helps them think spatially and view how things relate to each other. Furthermore, it helps people make sense of the world and even inspires more creative thinking.