FieldPapers is a useful method of creating a printable atlas for the area you want to survey. It is a way to avoid copyrighted and dear Ordnance Survey maps which cannot be used with OpenStreetMap for copyright reasons.

Different modes in fieldpapers: Standard OSM view, Bing satellite imagery and humanitarian layer

It allows you to keep a paper record for your own archive, and you can also print it off again, once you are finished adding the names to OSM.


JOSM is a powerful editor for adding information to OpenStreetMap. It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you have tried it, you’re likely not to go back to the iD editor that OSM provides.

screenshot of josm editor
Screen in JOSM