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eCARTO News September 2016

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.


  • Mapping the real-world locations that inspired great children’s books – avclub.com
  • Mapping a new course with smartphone apps – detroitnews.com
  • How Waze is making mapping work in tunnels – travelandleisure.com
  • Self driving cars and the question of mapping – fool.com
  • 3D road mapping underpins Japans tech heavy olympics push – cnet.com
  • Mapping Company HERE will let drivers use maps from competing automakers – cnet.com

Industry News

Mapping – Research Activities

Mapping our World

  • Powerful maps: how building 3D models is helping rural communities to make their voices heard – cta.int
  • Airborne mapping can help in flood mitigation – thehindu.com
  • New technology for mapping beaches – sciencedaily.com
  • Agnostic mapping reveals and affects different perceptions of global boundaries – mcgilldaily.com
  • Tanzania will use drones to aid in mapping – voanews.com

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eCARTO News August 2016

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.


Map Repositories and Resources

Industry News

  • TripAdvisor scoops up social mapping service Citymaps – techcrunch.com
  • Uber is investing $A663 million into mapping to reduce its reliance on Google – news.com.au
  • Open-source mapping company Mapbox acquires passive fitness app-maker Human for its anonymized data – mobihealthnews.com
  • Esri Maps NOAA’s National Water Model – businesswire.com
  • Google Maps beta adds enhancements to navigation mode and new coordinate scheme – greenbot.com

Mapping the Urban Environment

  • Vacant New York: Mapping all of Manhattan’s empty storefronts – 6sqft.com
  • Young Egyptians Are Leading Cairo’s Transit Mapping Revolution – citylab.com
  • Stunning animation shows London Underground’s ‘beating heart’ pulsing with passengers – wired.co.uk
  • Bike share mapping creates beautiful portraits of London, NYC and Berlin – theguardian.com
  • Satellite images can map poverty – sciencemag.org
  • Google Goes Beyond the Map to Catalog Rio’s Troubled, Vibrant Favelas – fortune.com
  • Five wonderful London maps from ‘Curiocity’ – timeout.com

Mapping the Natural Environment

  • ‘Gurgle Maps’ to reveal sea’s deep secret – thetimes.co.uk
  • How Climate Change Will Affect Animal Migration, in One Map – citylab.com
  • Research ship mapping Arctic Ocean near North Pole – cbc.ca
  • New global migration mapping to help fight against infectious diseases – sciencedaily.com
  • Scientists implementing a Google Maps-esque approach to unearthing the secrets of the world’s oceans – news.com.au
  • Mapping the Hidden Worlds Beneath Greenland’s Ice – nationalgeographic.com
  • Mapping the Movement of Energy Under Japan – eos.org
  • New Map Shows Only a Tiny Sliver of Antarctica Is Ice-Free—For Now – vice.com
  • NSW renewable energy resources map – nsw.gov.au

Hinting at Mapping Futures

  • The future of the map – searchengineland.com
  • New report examines the digital map market 2016 global analysis, research and forecast to 2020 – whatech.com
  • Tiny robots to map the universe – news.com.au
  • Quantamentals, signal surfing and fast walkers: mapping the rise of weirs data – theconversation.com
  • Dark Energy Survey: Mapping the Expansion of the Universe – space.com
  • Google’s latest Maps experiment turns the Himalayas into a 3D playground – theverge.com

Mapping Applications

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Cartography and the Internet

  • Info-Geo-Tecno – twitter.com
  • US couple sues IP mapping firm over ‘digital hell’ – bbc.com
  • This global map shows where the internet lives – cnet.com
  • The reach of the internet is revealed: Stunning map shows EVERY web-connected device on the planet – dailymail.co.uk


eCARTO News July 2016

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

Mapping Technology and Software Developments

  • 3D-printed display lets blind people explore images by touch – newscientist.com
  • Stitching a drone’s view of the world into 3D maps as it flies – newscientist.com
  • Carto’s Builder: New beta helps non-coders create mapping apps – zdnet.com
  • Google updates Maps and Earth apps with super sharp satellite imagery – theverge.com
  • 3D Map Of The Universe Contains 1.2 Million Galaxies & Proves Einstein’s Dark Energy Theory – itechpost.com
  • Laser Technology shares new time-saving mapping tools at Esri UC – gpsworld.com
  • Download Google Maps: How to navigate without an internet connection on holiday – pcadvisor.co.uk
  • Making a Better Magnetic Map – eos.org
  • The 5 biggest tech trends to watch in 2016 – techinsider.io

Lesson Time



  • The Ordnance Survey Maps Britain’s Favourite Routes – maproomblog.com
  • Transit Maps – transitmap.net
  • Why Ford Motor Is Investing in 3D Mapping Startup Civil Maps – fortune.com
  • Firm reveals new hi-res maps so it can pinpoint customers more accurately – dailymail.co.uk
  • New Technology Shows Viewers Road Map Over Chopper Shots – adweek.com

Cooperative Cartography

  • India, US to jointly develop resource mapping satellite for launch in 2021 – indianexpress.com
  • Mapping rural Mozambique: Findings from my first World Bank mission – worldbank.org
  • Google Improves Maps Data With New Crowdsourcing Features – techvibes.com
  • Mapping Rio’s Favelas – smithsonianmag.com
  • New app lets public map disasters – sbs.com.au
  • FAO and Google Maps Join Hands to Combat Climate Change – justmeans.com

Interactive Maps

Crisis Management

  • A Real-Time Map of Earthquakes Around the World – citylab.com
  • Mapping Zika: GIS powers mosquito surveillance and control – gcn.com
  • Afghan Brothers Launch Mine-Hunting Drone – newsweekpakistan.com


Just Maps


  • What is the Difference Between Geomatics and GIS? – gisgeography.com
  • If You Can’t Follow Directions, You’ll End Up on Null Island – wsj.com
  • Whoever Owns the Maps Owns the Future of Self-Driving Cars – popularmechanics.com
  • Canada sending largest icebreaker to North Pole to bolster Arctic claim – ctvnews.ca

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Cartography – Creative Energy

  • Faroe Islands fit cameras to sheep to create Google Street View – theguardian.com
  • The Mapping Expert Behind Pokémon Gobloomberg.com
  • Mapping Detroit, Inch by Inch – nytimes.com
  • Welcome to the Kitchen-table Grand Prix – bbc.com
  • Startups Try to Put Remote E-Commerce Customers on the Map – wsj.com


eCARTO News June 2016

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

Mobile Mapping

  • Mobileye’s maps are the key to driverless cars – marketwatch.com
  • Microsoft updates Windows Maps as Here support is set to expire – engadget.com
  • Apple Hires Architect of BMW and Mercedes SatNav in Mapping Push – bloomberg.com
  • Mapbox Wants To Build Better Maps For Autonomous Cars – forbes.com
  • What the perfect cars you see in TV ads REALLY look like: CGI stand-in used in automotive videos is revealed – dailymailco.uk
  • Pinpointing vehicles with high precision under adverse weather conditions – phys.org

Analysis Using Maps

  • Mapping How Far $50 of Gas Will Take You Across America – citylab.com
  • Facebook is putting maps in ads and will measure store visits – marketingland.com
  • Spread of urban centers over 6,000 years mapped by researchers – digitaljournal.com
  • Physicist draws map of Einstein’s universe for the first time – examiner.com
  • Fully Control Underground Facilities with SuperGIS – supergeotek.com

Mapping Technology and Software Developments

  • Invention makes 3D mapping more accurate – sciencedaily.com
  • Tallest Mountain in US Arctic Crowned – livescience.com
  • The high-tech 3D mapping of Homo naledi’s Dinaledi chamber – phys.org
  • Terrain Tools 1.1 released – esri.com
  • Connecting ESRI and CartoDB Together Now for Everyone – cartodb.com

Mapping Controversy

  • Why the map of the world is not as accurate as you think – news.com.au
  • The cartography of control: Mapping the Calais refugee camp – qz.com
  • India Seeks to Limit Use of Maps and Satellite Images – voanews.com
  • How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell – fusion.net
  • Mapping the EU Referendum Results – maproomblog.com


  • This start-up is taking on Google Maps and Mapbox with lower and simpler pricing – anthillonline.com
  • Apple Maps in iOS 10 will watch you, even if you’re using Google Maps – cnet.com
  • Concept3D Launches atlas3D Mapping – digitalsignageconnection.com
  • With Tango, Google is now equipped to map the entire world – inside and out – cnet.com
  • New iOS extensions stand to benefit Apple Watch – macworld.com
  • eeGeo launches Smart Workplace solution – gisuser.com
  • TomTom wins deal to provide Volvo Cars with maps, data – reuters.com


Map Design & Use


Atlas and Book Products

  • Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas – europa.eu
  • Looking down on Britain – maps of the UK across time – theguardian.com
  • Mapping the Creatures Living Beneath Our Feet – nationalgeographic.com
  • Learn GIS with Esri’s Handy, New Companion Guide to The ArcGIS Book – gisuser.com
  • Esri News for the Living Atlas Community – Summer Issue 2016 – esri.com

Frontier Mapping

  • Nasa-style mission needed to map ocean floor – bbc.com
  • LIGO scientists detect 2nd signal of gravitational waves, pave way for mapping black hole population – ibtimes.com.au
  • New radio map of Jupiter reveals ammonia plumes beneath clouds – theguardian.com
  • Near-Earth asteroid Bennu: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will have a map for that – sciencedaily.com
  • Everything you knew about maps is changing – news.com.au
  • The Missing Link in a City’s Path to Smarter Street Lights – greentechmedia.com

UAVs and Imagery


  • Data mapping is revealing how and why diseases spread – wired.co.uk
  • Mapping the subway’s microbiome – biologynews.net
  • Maps of CAFOS should turn tide on animal-waste pollution in NC – newsobserver.com
  • Mapping Ebola – cifor.org
  • This interactive map shows where people with HIV live in the US — and it points to some distressing trends – businessinsider.com – Comment: a perfect example of how it’s not done!


  • Mapping Brazil’s untapped wind potential – windpowermonthly.com
  • GNSS technology for better biomass mapping – europa.eu
  • International radiation mapping system launched by IAEA – world-nuclear-news.org
  • Mapping the Hidden Patterns of Urban Life – citylab.com
  • Mitigating forest mismanagement with 3D mapping – europa.eu
  • GPS mapping of San Andreas Fault may give researchers tip as to when it is ready to rupture – nhv.us
  • Norway to continue geologic mapping and mineral assessments of deep-sea formations in the North Atlantic – worldoil.com
  • ‘Threat Map’ Aims to Highlight the Worst of Oil and Gas Air Pollution – earthworksaction.org
  • Pop-up Wetland Habitats – esri.com

Fun with Knowledge

  • Guide to figuring out the age of an undated world map – xkcd.com
  • A low-cost British airline made sneakers that use Google Maps – businessinsider.com
  • When GPS fails…could you navigate with a paper map and compass? – ordnancesurvey.co.uk


eCARTO News May 2016

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.


  • This 17th Century Map of the Skies is Bursting With Mythological Creatures – atlasobscura.com

People in Cartography

Lesson Time

  • Visual Design and Composition Lessons from 30 Beautiful Maps – canva.com
  • Calculate the Distance to the Horizon – wikihow.com
  • We Finally Know Why the North Pole is Moving East – gizmodo.com
  • Hachures and sketchy relief maps – andywoodruff.com
  • Geo Psycho Test: Are you GPS dependent? – geoawesomeness.com
  • Video: Collect, Inspect and Visualize Data with Minimal Effort – giscloud.com
  • Can You Guess The City From Its Map Outline? – buzzfeed.com
  • Five steps of making a map with small drones – cta.int
  • Heterogenous Spatial Data: Fusion, Modeling, and Analysis for GIS Applications – morganclaypool.com
  • Maptime Boston’s Cartographic Design Tips – github.com
  • What’s an algorithm? – linkedin.com

Transport and Travel Maps


Indoor Mapping

  • Google to showcase Project Tango indoor mapping and VR/AR platform at Google I/O – searchengineland.com
  • Where’s the sugar? Supermarket robot creates product maps as it takes stock – gizmag.com

Mapping Technology & Software

Opinion & Blogs

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

Cartographers and Map Users Beware

Crisis Management and Mapping

  • ICAInternational Conference on Cartographic Visualization of Big Data for Early Warning and Disaster/Crisis Management – ew-cm2016.org
  • Creating a Map to Navigate the Post-Earthquake Landscape in Ecuador – newyorker.com
  • Mapping The Disturbingly High Rates Of Food Insecurity In America – fastcoexist.com
  • Mapping Worldwide Zika Susceptibility – the-scientist.com
  • This map shows the places that would go dark if we banned fossil fuels tomorrow – businessinsider.com.au
  • Dixie Alley: The Not-So-New Hotbed for Tornadic Destruction – atlaslens.com



  • NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth – abc.net.au
  • ESA’s Swarm Mission Is Mapping How the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing – vice.com
  • The World From On High – historytoday.com
  • By mapping the skies, AirMap app paves the way to a drone-filled future – arstechnica.com
  • Mapping the depths – postguam.com
  • Optech Eclipse autonomous airborne mapping system – spatialsource.com.au
  • Using laser scanners to study the day-night rhythm of trees – tuwien.ac.at
  • Sentinel satellite pictures a ‘clear skies’ Africa – bbc.com
  • Get the world’s highest-quality satellite imagery delivered straight to your web or mobile application—for free – digitalglobe.com


Pushing the “Cartographic” Boundaries

eCARTO News April 2016

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.


People in Cartography

  • How a Mapmaker Who Rejects Cartography Can Help You Find Yourself – inverse.com
  • Mapmaker / Publisher: Ramusio, Giovanni | Date: 1565 – viewpoint.ca

Shakespearean Cartography

  • London Underground unveils Shakespearean map to mark 400th anniversary of playwright’s death – abc.net.au
  • Reclamations of Shakespeare – books.google.com

Mapping Navigation Systems

  • Inuit Cartography – decolonialatlas.wordpress.com
  • Why Google and car companies are about to spend billions mapping American roads – vox.com
  • The road to self-driving cars winds through Here – chicagobusiness.com
  • Why Would Amazon Be Interested In A Stake In Mapping Company HERE? – forbes.com
  • Mapping Mexico City’s Vast, Informal Transit System – fastcoexist.com
  • Google’s March self-driving car report details mapping system, a boring accident in Austin – 9to5google.com
  • Japan’s Toyota and Nissan drive intelligent mapping for self-driving cars – mobileworldlive.com

Industry News

  • Baidu to further expand mapping service abroad – china.org.cn
  • Startup eeGeo is mapping the entire world in 3D – telegraph.co.uk
  • Vexcel Imaging introduces UltraCam Condor for nationwide mapping – gpsworld.com
  • Japanese companies develop holographic ‘Projection Mapping Table’ for 3D printed models – 3ders.org
  • Microsoft Upgrades Bing’s Mapping Tech for Developers – eweek.com

Cartographic Challenges

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

  • Wiki – how to do anything – wikihow.com
  • 6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Maps – esri.com
  • Use of QGIS at the Financial Times Graphics Team – qgis.org
  • (Is There) Life On Mars? – arcgis.com
  • Mapping Europe’s Religious Convulsions – firstthings.com
  • The trig pillars that helped map Great Britain – bbc.com
  • NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth – abc.net.au

Maritime, Aeronautical & Extraterrestrial Cartography

Environmental Management

  • Creating a Map to Navigate the Post-Earthquake Landscape in Ecuador – newyorker.com
  • Mapping Worldwide Zika Susceptibility – the-scientist.com
  • Mapping risk zones of mosquito-borne disease – healthcanal.com
  • Mapping software tracks threats to endangered species – sciencedaily.com
  • Mapping the world’s biomass to better tackle deforestation – cifor.org
  • New Gravimeter Technology Will Enable High-Res Drone-Based Gravity Mapping – vice.com
  • Fracking Added to Govt Map of Earthquake Risks – discovery.com
  • Soil-mapping tools available to growers – goodfruit.com
  • The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map – slate.com
  • Quake-induced geohazards – com
  • Data can aid conservation efforts – gazettenet.com
  • Data can aid conservation efforts – gazettenet.com

Cognitive Aspects of Mapping

  • Not remembering new surroundings and routes may be the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease – westerndailypress.co.uk

Sensors and Senses

Mapping Applications

  • Mapping the Metropolis – theartnewspaper.com
  • Bolivia Maps Gang Presence – insightcrime.org
  • New Maps Chart Greenland Glaciers’ Melting Risk – spaceref.com
  • Google has mapped ‘tens of thousands’ of UK stores to work out if serving you an online ad makes you visit a retailer – businessinsider.com.au
  • Mapping the Hotspots of Britain’s Surnames – citylab.com
  • Monopoly maps: the history of MI9’s secret Second World War escape programme – historyextra.com
  • Find where Wi-Fi is located around the world with this world Wi-Fi map – techworm.net


eCARTO News March 2016

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

Back to Basics

  • S. Navy Brings Back Navigation By The Stars For Officers – npr.org
  • Google Maps Moves The World’s Borders Depending On Who’s Looking – popsci.com.au

New Releases

Mapping Applications

  • ArcGIS powers infrastructure protection mapping project – gcn.com
  • New satellite mapping a ‘game changer’ against illegal logging – theguardian.com
  • New Milky Way Map Reveals a View of Our Galaxy Four Times Bigger Than We’ve Ever Seen – gizmodo.com
  • Google maps aims to let you walk the North Downs – without leaving your sofa – theguardian.com
  • Machine Scans Millions of Satellite Images to Map Poverty – futurity.org
  • High-resolution gravity map confirms Mars’ molten core – gizmag.com
  • Indian govt to use satellite maps to prevent archaeological damage – digitaljournal.com

Mapping Navigation Systems

  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation Showdown: Google Maps vs. Waze – lifehacker.com
  • Google Maps for iOS introduces real-time detour mapping – indiatimes.com
  • Google adds ride-sharing tab to Maps for iOS – theverge.com
  • Toyota wants to make Google’s mapping tech obsolete – cnet.com

Industry News

  • Apple’s Intentions Are Made Clear with New LiDAR 3D Mapping Patent – autoevolution.com
  • Here Maps drops support for Windows Phone and Windows 10 – theverge.com
  • Scottish startup eeGeo raises $5 million to 3D-map the world – venturebeat.com
  • 3D Robotics partners with Sony on a drone that can map the world in 3D – theverge.com
  • Baidu expands maps beyond its borders – spatialsource.com.au

Mapping Technology & Software

  • Sweep sensor adds affordable autonomy and laser mapping to drones and robots – gizmag.com
  • Citymaps’ Offline Maps App Points Travel Towards The Future – forbes.com
  • Satellite Laser Will Map Forests in 3-D – scientificamerican.com
  • 3D sound maps to help neighbourhoods ‘absorb’ noise – horizon-magazine.eu

Indoor Mapping Technology

  • Google Tango – Architect and Contractor’s next for Indoor Mapping – archinect.com
  • Unparalleled Growth Trajectory for Jibestream’s Indoor Mapping Engine – marketwatch.com

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

Decision Mapping

  • From mapping to kidnaps, U.N. aid workers train for refugee crises – yahoo.com
  • Google combats Zika virus with expanded search results and mapping tool – theverge.com
  • Decision mapping: GIS steps up – gcn.com
  • Twitter activity could be more accurate than government data for mapping hurricane damage – digitaltrends.com
  • Wildfire map reveals countries in Europe most at risk of catastrophic fire damage – phys.org
  • An Interactive Land-Use Map of Mumbai Is Finally Here – citylab.com

Map Collections and Atlases

Data Sources

Mapping Opportunities

  • The Last Unmapped Places in the World – bbc.com


People and Cartography

  • Mapillary – the crowdsourced Street View start-up raises $8M – geoawesomeness.com
  • DIY Cartographers Are Putting Slums on the Literal Map – smithsonianmag.com
  • The Hidden Histories of Maps Made By Women: Early North America – citylab.com
  • What’s needed to put more people on the map? – devex.com


  • Surname mapping website reveals where you come from – news.com.au
  • Mapping the Hotspots of Britain’s Surnames – citylab.com
  • Facebook Is Making a Map of Everyone in the World – theatlantic.com

A World View through Maps and Imagery

  • Astronaut Capt Scott Kelly’s year in space – bbc.com
  • Nuclear Reactors Around the World, Mapped – citylab.com
  • Jason-3 begins mapping oceans, sees ongoing El Nino – phys.org
  • Facebook can map more of Earth in a week than we have in history – newscientist.com
  • Mapping The Geography of 2015 Through Massive News Mining – forbes.com


  • The London that could have been – bbc.com
  • Maps of the Moon Mountains Once Thought to be the Source of the Nile – atlasobscura.com
  • The planet’s history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map – telegraph.co.uk

Cartographic Fringe Activities

eCARTO News February 2016

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

Thinking Outside the Map

  • 3 words to save time & money when routing between jobs with RouteXL – what3words.com
  • Mapping Countries By Connecting Postal Codes – citylab.com
  • Mapping Manhattan’s Parking Tickets by Type of Car – citylab.com
  • Mapping out all 1745 GAA pitches in Ireland – joe.ie
  • How Does ‘A wrinkle in time’ look on a map? – atlasobscura.com
  • Cambridge researcher develops smartphone app to map Swiss-German dialects – eurekalert.org
  • This smartphone technology 3-D maps your meal and counts its calories – washington.edu

Digital Mapping – the heat is on!

  • Locate this! The battle for app-specific maps – venturebeat.com
  • K. Court Takes Google’s Side in Mapping Beef – newsfactor.com
  • Apple’s fleet of mapping vans may point to an exciting new iOS 10 feature – bgr.com
  • When Online Maps Screw Up—and Hurt Small Businesses – wsj.com
  • MWC 2016: Facebook uses AI to map people’s homes – bbc.com

Maps in Science

  • Ancient Babylonian astronomers used calculus to find Jupiter 1,400 years before Europeans – abc.net.au
  • Dual Camera iPhone 7 Plus Could Offer ‘DSLR-Like’ Quality, 3D Depth Mapping – macrumors.com
  • Detailed seafloor gravity map brings the Earth’s surface into sharp focus – gizmag.com
  • Drones for research: DePaul University archaeologist to explain UAV use at Fifa – sciencecodex.com
  • Can we really trust scientists’ assumptions? – dailyinterlake.com

Behind the Scenes

Mapping Opportunities

  • The Last Unmapped Places on Earth – bbc.com
  • Kiribati looks to artificial islands to save nation from rising sea levels – abc.net.au
  • PH has 400 more islands, says mapping agency – inquirer.net
  • Mapping Pluto’s ‘broken heart’: Incredible image reveals the dwarf planet’s varied geology in stunning detail – dailymail.co.uk

Digital Conversion

  • Osher Map Library at University of Southern Maine digitizes its rare globe collection – pressherald.com
  • Blaeu Atlas Maior, 1662-5 – nls.uk

Mapping Applications

  • Mapping India’s Electricity Deserts – citylab.com
  • Cadcorp announces hosted web mapping service for UK housing associations – directionsmag.com
  • Putting Slums on the Map – citylab.com
  • Coal Ash Mapping Using Electromagnetic Technology – powermag.com
  • What the world’s biggest human migration looks like on a map – cnn.com
  • Nuance taps HERE maps to bolster connected car platform – zdnet.com

People in Mapping

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities


Industry Insights

  • MapQuest: Hyperfocused on the Developer Experience – apigee.com
  • Apple Maps vans working overtime to ‘improve Apple Maps’ – digitaltrends.com
  • Toyota wants to make Google’s mapping tech obsolete – cnet.com
  • Google Maps couldn’t kill TomTom, now it is poised for a driverless future – afr.com

Map Collections and Atlases

Mapping the Environment

  • Soil mapping may indicate success of brush control method – agrilife.org
  • NASA satellites aid ecologists in mapping seasons, deer reproduction – phys.org
  • Mapping the Interconnectedness of Canada’s Water – citylab.com
  • ‘Citizen scientists’ use drones to map El Nino flooding – phys.org
  • Glacial lake drainage in Patagonia (13-8 kyr) and response of the adjacent Pacific Ocean – nature.com
  • Poachers using science papers to target newly discovered species – theguardian.com
  • Dronepedia – twitter.com
  • Ordnance Survey releases digital map of Mars surface – bbc.com

History and Cartography



  • Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps: Mapping out the Modern World – penguin.com.au
  • Apocalyptic cartography : thematic maps and the end of the world in a fifteenth-century manuscript – facsimilefinder.com
  • An Introduction to R for Spatial Analysis and Mapping – sagepub.com
  • Sidewalk City – slab.today

A World View through Maps and Imagery

eCARTO News January 2016

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.


  • What Maps Reveal About Ourselves – bbc.com

Just Maps


History and Cartography


Roman Maps

People and Cartography

  • My Fulbright Life: Mireya Mayor, National Geographic Explorer – nationalgeographic.com
  • Thank this Geographer for making sure new maps aren’t a total mess – wired.com

A World View through Maps

Cartographic Events

Sites to visit

On a Lighter Note


eCARTO News November 2015

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

3D Mapping & 3D Modelling

  • 3D Mapping and 3D Modeling Market by Application in 3D Mapping, by Vertical, and by Geography – Forecast to 2020 – prnewswire.com
  • Build a 3-D Virtual World with This Crowdsourced Map of the Real World – technologyreview.com
  • Mapping 100 Years of Earthquakes, in 3-D – citylab.com

Participatory 3D Mapping

  • First P3DM Exercise Completed in Tonga – twitter.com
  • Hands on Culture – Participatory 3D Modelling with Mandingalbay Yidinji People (Australia):videmo.com
  • Modeling the Future in Boe Boe Community, Solomon Islands – youtube.com
  • Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM) – iapadorg
  • Largest online library on participatory mapping practice – iapad.org/library
  • Participatory 3-Dimensional Modelling: Guiding Principles and Applications; 2010 edition – iapad.org
  • Locations where P3DM has been implemented – non exhaustive list – p3dm.org
  • Video on P3DM – iapad.org
  • PGIS Ethics in the practice (12 language version) – ppgis.net
  • PGSI/PPGIS video collection on YouTube – youtube.com

Country Specific Cartography

  • Cartography in Switzerland 2011–2015 – kartografie.ch
  • Women in Cartography: Five Centuries of Accomplishments – bpl.org
  • Student-Faculty Project Maps History of Dutch Immigration – calvin.edu
  • Crowd-Mapping Jakarta’s Flood Problem Via Twitter – fastcoexist.com
  • Melbourne council releases mapping tool to reveal huge potential of solar PV – onestepoffthegrid.com.au
  • Chinese rocket deploys third Tianhui mapping satellite – spaceflightnow.com

GIScience in the Pacific Island Countries


Scientific Applications of Cartography

Industry News

  • MMT 2015: The 9th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology – insidegnss.com
  • what3words Delivers 3 Word Addresses to Esri ArcGIS Platform – directionsmag.com
  • Uber Signs a Mapping Deal With TomTom – fortune.com
  • Startup Mapbox Makes Big Satellite Imagery Buy to Take On Google, Here Maps – recode.net
  • Google Maps is adding offline navigation and search starting today – theverge.com
  • Access offline maps while abroad with Maps.me for Android – ghacks.net
  • DigitalGlobe – digitalglobe.com

Mapping Applications

  • Mapping the World’s Territorial Disputes – huffingtonpost.com
  • CMS Online Mapping Tool Details Opioid Prescribing Patterns – aafp.org
  • Mapping the Frenzy of Europe’s Migrant Crisis – citylab.com
  • “Maps that fight the mafia”: How Italy is leading the way in collaborative mapping initiatives – citymetric.com
  • 50 First Dates of Snow – citylab.com
  • Satellite data mapping project led by Ecometrica gets $1M from GEF to Conserve Biodiversity Hotspot – directionsmag.com
  • Homes belonging to half a billion people ‘could be submerged by rising sea levels’ – independent.co.uk
  • GIS software gives 911 emergency dispatchers enhanced mapping system – chicagotribune.com


Neat Ideas

  • Escape from Mercator – mapzen.com
  • Bird migration patterns – atlasobscura.com
  • Apple’s survey app helps venues easily create indoor maps – theverge.com
  • Mapping 16th Century Social Networks with Six Degrees of Francis Bacon – gizmodo.com
  • Swarms of pumpkin-shaped drones might soon map the world’s seabeds – qz.com

Cartographic Resources & Education

Large Scale Mapping

  • Microsoft’s Bing Maps now shows you real-time stills from traffic cameras – citymetric.com
  • Bing Maps Brings Traffic Camera Views Across 11 Countries – ubergizmo.com
  • How Komoot Built The Best Bike-Route Mapping App – fastcoexist.com
  • Mapping Startup Leverages Machine Vision – datanami.com
  • Entrepreneur developing accessibility mapping app – phys.org
  • I went blind for a day to try Microsoft’s headset for the visually impaired – telegraph.co.uk
  • Never Stop Exploring – esri.com

Extraterrestrial Cartography

  • Astronomers are mapping the center of our galaxy, and they just discovered a phenomenon they never expected – businessinsider.com.au
  • Why mapping the galaxy will be child’s play – theguardian.com
  • Mapping winds on alien worlds – astronomy.com
  • Find Your House On This Map And Watch The Satellites Passing Above You – gizmodo.com.au
  • Mapping Mars’ Ripples Unveils Dune Mysteries – discovery.com
  • Mapping the future of planetary data – gcn.com
  • A new, beautifully detailed geological map of Mars – zmescience.com
  • These Tiny Antennas Will Help Map Big Bang’s Afterglow – gizmodo.com


Crowdsourced Mapping

  • Making smart cities work for people. No. 5. Böblingen’s crowdsourced accessibility maps – citymetric.com
  • students help victims of disasters by mapping stricken areas – kutv.com

The Brave New World of Mapping

  • How MappingExperts Keep Driverless Cars on the Road – pcmag.com