Digital geographic information is now pervasive. Itís become a core component of the computer technology used by individuals, academics, businesses and governments. So the paper map is dead then - yes? No, it may have lost its place as the primary method of delivering geographic information, but itís still very much alive, just performing a different role. Printed maps may no longer help shape policy, plan development or defend the realm, but they serve an equally important purpose as windows onto the countryís heritage. Buy a paper map, then, and help keep the past alive.