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June’s Map of the Month is a world atlas in Polish and Braille
Map of the Month 05/2014: Physical Geography of Ukraine

eCARTO News May 2014

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.

General News

  • Women, exploration and discovery – h-net.org
  • Best Views of Earth From Europe’s New Plant-Mapping Minisatellite – wired.com
  • Mapping out growth in an industry that’s boosting the economy – independent.ie
  • The GeoInformation Group Maps Out New Future for the UK – directionsmag.com
  • Danish government releases geographic data by way of 1:1 Minecraft map – arstechnica.com
  • What if we mapped cities by how hard it is to get to work? – washingtonpost.com
  • 5 Free Tips to Improve Google Maps – gamerheadlines.com
  • A Navigation Program Switches to Maps Made by Volunteers – nytimes.com
  • Sculptural Cartography: How The Marshall Islands Inhabitants Used Stick Charts to Map the Waves – socks-studio.com

Applications

  • This graphic designer makes ‘smell maps’ of cities around the world – pri.org
  • Google Maps update adds public transport data for Britain – hereisthecity.com
  • Digitally mapping the downtown – news.pioneergroup.com
  • Malaysia Airlines MH370: Further ocean mapping required as underwater search area expands – abc.net.au
  • EPA Releases New Tool For Mapping Ecosystem Services – ecosystemmarketplace.com
  • Mapping Yunnan’s surprisingly hectic airspace – gokunming.com
  • Mapline’s Business Mapping Software – Mompreneurs’ New Best Friend – einnews.com
  • Mapping medieval miracles – pasthorizonspr.com
  • University of Colorado Boulder leads team in mapping 198,000 glaciers – examiner.com

Industry News

  • Our world is changing and we need new maps – 360.here.com
  • Offline mapping, navigation improvements highlight Google Maps update – macworld.com
  • Tencent to Invest in Map Company NavInfo – online.wsj.com
  • Digital Mapping May Be Nokia’s Hidden Jewel – nytimes.com
  • Mapbox Adds Smart Directions to its Mapping Platform – programmableweb.com
  • Smart Mapping SuperSurv Available on App Store and Google Play Now – directionsmag.com
  • Rand McNally offers all-in-one mapping, navigation, and HOS update – fleetowner.com
  • Introducing Microsoft Power Map – sqlmag.com
  • The World edition of Tellmaps – tellmaps.com

Technological advances

Education and Resources

Cartography and the Environment

  • Special report: Landslide Mapping – wlos.com
  • Mapping the Killer Path of the Everest Avalanche – news.nationalgeographic.com
  • 3D mapping helps Walsall manage tree estate – hortweek.com
  • Mapping of fragile reefs to help spot prawn habitat: Vancouver Aquarium  – vancouver.24hrs.ca
  • Seabed mapping: Sensor aims to improve seagrass checks off SA coast – abc.net.au
  • Mapping How Far You Can Bike Without Breaking a Sweat – usa.streetsblog.org
  • Mapping glaciers with NASA in a Cold War-era plane – america.aljazeera.com
  • Indonesia, Australia Government & World Bank release new disaster mapping software – futuregov.asia
  • Mapping the Earth’s Trouble Spots and the People Who Live There – hstoday.us
  • Congo’s fragile forests watched over with online map – newscientist.com

Society and Cartography

Cartographers

Opinion

  • Mapping the humiliation of China – opinion.inquirer.net
  • Mapping the Chinese Conquest of the Planet – huffingtonpost.com
  • Politics on the Topographer’s Table: The Helvetic Triangulation of Cartography, Politics, and Representation – tg.ethz.ch

World and Country Specific Cartography

Cartography Lite

eCARTO News April 2014

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 the editor of eCARTO News.

General News

  • Top 5 best mapping apps – cbronline.com
  • Ordnance Survey denies report of end of paper maps for Great Britain – grough.co.uk
  • GeoVisual Analytics: Interactivity, Dynamics, and Scale
    Workshop @ GIScience – geoanalytics.net
  • 9th International Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage – xeee.web.auth.gr

Applications

Industry News

  • One World, One Subway Map: Architect Creates Standardized Transit Mapping – bostinno.streetwise.co
  • Scientists Probe Secrets of the Sun’s Seething Interior By Mapping Magnetic Fingerprints on its Surface – blogs.discovermagazine.com
  • Rand McNally offers all-in-one mapping, navigation, and HOS update – fleetowner.com
  • Alibaba set to buy AutoNavi mapping firm ahead of IPO – taipeitimes.com
  • Google acquires a drone company for more than just better mapping – agbeat.com/tech-news
  • Information Builders and Esri Expand Partnership to Deliver Advanced Mapping Capability – directionsmag.com

Technological advances

  • New Apple tech doesn’t need GPS to determine your location – bgr.com
  • Mobile Mapping Feature – Fast & Accurate Asset Mapping – gisuser.com
  • Google, NASA Tango to bring 3D mapping technology to ISS robots – techtimes.com
  • Inside the Nokia HERE HD Maps putting Google on notice – slashgear.com
  • Google details the crazy 3D mapping tech behind Google Camera’s new Lens Blur effect – phandroid.com
  • 5 ways Project Tango, Google’s 3D mapping initiative, can change how we interact with tech – venturebeat.com
  • Laser maps reveal slide risk with startling clarity, but few citizens know they exist – seattletimes.com

Education and Resources

Cartography and the Environment

Society and Cartography

Cartographers

  • Dr Vanessa Lawrence mapping out new career direction – spatialsource.com.au
  • Bristol artist creates hand-drawn maps of the city – bbc.com
  • A newsmaker you should know: Professor uses mapping skills in sports history society – post-gazette.com
  • Mapping the Void – bbc.co.uk

Opinion

Cartography Products

Cartography Lite

eCARTO News March 2014

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 the editor of eCARTO News.

General News

  • MapStory, a global community to organize knowledge about the world spatially and temporally – mapstory.org
  • The Power of Mapping – theatlantic.com
  • Google Maps Gallery Wants To Be The Internet’s Digital Atlas – readwrite.com
  • How open source cartography pays the bills for one company – opensource.com
  • The rise of OpenStreetMap: A quest to conquer Google’s mapping empire – thenextweb.com

Applications

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ICA News 61 now online

ICA News 61
We are pleased to announce that the 61st issue of the ICA News is now available for download:

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This issue of ICA News reports on the ICC 2013 held in Dresden, introduces our latest ICA awards recipients, invites us to Rio in 2015 and farewells Planetary Cartography ambassador Kira Shingareva. I hope you find it interesting.
– Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News

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eCARTO News February 2014

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 the editor of eCARTO News.

General News

Applications

  • Mapping out the clues to a better future with a little help from the past – smh.com.au
  • Bluesky Begins Night Time Aerial Photo Mapping Trials – amerisurv.com
  • Weather-Mapping a Brown Dwarf – skyandtelescope.com
  • How the U.S. Maps the World’s Most Disputed Territories – wired.com

Industry News

Health Mapping

Technological Advances

  • New life for old maps – abc.net.au
  • Successful Test Flight of First Professional Grade Civilian Mapping UAS – gisuser.com
  • Google reveals 3D-mapping Project Tango – 3news.co.nz

Education and Resources

Historical Cartography

  • Mapping the past: old worlds being opened up by technology – irishtimes.com
  • City maps and their evolution through history – theguardian.com
  • Tools for digital history: Google Map Engine Lite – directionsmag.com
  • Peruvian navy starts to map new maritime border – peruthisweek.com
  • Creating digital maps to help preserve cultural heritage of Russian community – phys.org

Cartographers

Opinion

Environmental Mapping & Management

  • Google makes climate data more accessible with new Google Earth tools – upi.com
  • London tree mapping exercise “has one chance to get it right”, tree officers told – hortweek.com
  • Google mapping & charitable funding combine to show deforestation – digitaljournal.com

Cartographic Research & Development

  • “MDMD Mapping Fiction” — A Swiss cartomentary – icaci.org

Cartography Products

  • Experimental map of the Dandenong Ranges – mapstart.com.au
  • Where would you live on this amazing map of the internet? – news.optuszoo.com.au
  • If all the Ice melted: National Geographic’s Interactive map on Rising Seas – geoawesomeness.com
  • Sales of geospatial 3D mapping product soar on 2013 demand – sparpointgroup.com
  • Stunning Photos Of Earth From Above Will Change Your Outlook Of The Planet – fastcoexist.com
  • Arab region: atlas of our changing environment United Nations Environment Programme – preventionweb.net

Cartography Lite

  • Reroll game devs want to map the globe using drones for survival game – wired.co.uk
  • Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters – pewinternet.org
  • Renowned Explorers mapping the world with Reus dev – shacknews.com

LBS 2014 in Vienna, Austria

LBS2014 logoThe 11th International Symposium on Location Based Services will be held in Vienna, Austria, 26–28 November 2014.

The symposium will offer a common ground to colleagues from various disciplines and practice where they can meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how LBS can and could be improved and on how it will influence both science and society.

The Call for Papers is open. Please submit full papers and work in progress until May 31, 2014. Publication in a book within the series Lecture Notes on Geoinformation and Cartography is anticipated.

Five ICA commissions are involved:

Also other organizations endorsed the event, including AGILE, ISPRS, FIG, IAG, DGfK and ÖVG.

For further information, please visit lbs2014.org.

Update, May 2014: The symposium will be held in conjunction with the Second International Symposium on Service-Oriented Mapping (SOMAP 2014).

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