I am endeavouring to convince others in my organisation that GIS tools, in particular digitising tools, CAN be used by the general public and we should promote their use instead of using paper maps. This would save money (postal fees) and time (the time it takes to post maps) and I suppose it's better for environment (not using paper).
The counter argument is that people feel more at home with a pen/pencil and sketch out areas/polygons etc on a paper map, they also tend to be more accurate. My business requires applicants to be fairly accurate with sketching out boundaries against a background map.
What do you think I can do to persuade those disbelievers? :) How can we improve sketching tools for non-GIS users so they make accurate sketches on maps. What tips/techniques do you know of, have you faced this problem yourself?? Are we doomed to using paper maps for ever more!? Your thoughts are most welcome.