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eCARTO News February 2017

eCARTO News captures 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 Developments

  • Mapping: Disruption ahead! – computerworld.com
  • Professors Build AI To Help Autonomous Vehicles Locate Themselves On Maps – manufacturing.net
  • “Revolutionary” New Biodiversity Maps Reveal Big Gaps in Conservation – news.mongabay.com
  • This mapping app will keep you from getting lost even without a network connection – digitaltrends.com
  • Sensorly App Launches Crowdsourcing Feature For Tracking And Sharing Carrier Coverage And Speed – techtimes.com
  • Il sistema innovativo di rilievo mobile mapping STENCIL – rivistageomedia.it

Mapping Applications

  • Faultlines, black holes and glaciers: mapping uncharted – theguardian.com
  • Mapping Countries That Censor the Internet – theatlantic.com
  • Mapping our special places in Wales – satprnews.com
  • Rwanda forges forward with drone mapping – suasnews.com
  • Mapping the World’s Knowledge Hubs – citylab.com
  • El vídeo «mapping» de la Plaza Mayor reunió a 25.000 espectadores en tres días – abc.es

Industry News

Mapping the Past

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Opinion

Cartography and Society

  • Mapping benefits changes: how GIS can help housing associations – theguardian.com
  • Mapping Cape Town’s Informal Minibus Taxi Network – citylab.com
  • Mapping The Collective Experience of a City – fastcodesign.com
  • Understanding Our Cities, Thanks To Beautiful Maps – forbes.com
  • Poverty Mapped in Near Real-Time Using Mobile Phone and Satellite Data – seeker.com

Mapping Beyond Terra Firma

Imagery

  • Mapping rainforest chemistry from the air reveals 36 types of forest – sciencenews.org
  • FEMA flood chief: expanding lidar’s reach boils down to cost, quality, and communicating – spar3d.com
  • PIX4D Indoor Mapping Game Plan – suasnews.com
  • High-tech maps of tropical forest diversity identify new conservation targets – sciencedaily.com
  • Visual Geocoding A Quarter Billion Global News Photographs Using Google’s Deep Learning API – forbes.com
  • Lidar used to map ancient Mayan superhighway system – extremetech.com

Mapping Oddities

  • Man checks Google Maps before picking up friend – and sees her standing in SAME spot months earlier – mirror.co.uk
  • What If Bike Paths Looked Like Subway Maps? – citylab.com
  • This Robot Will Carry Your Stuff and Follow You Everywhere – entrepreneur.com
  • Sweden uses Minecraft for urban planning – computerweekly.com
  • Tracing (and Erasing) New York’s Lines of Desire – newyorker.com

ICA supports ICSU’s calls on the government of the United States to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”

The next International Cartographic Conference (ICC) will take place in Washington (D.C.), U.S.A. July 2–7, 2017. The recent executive order issued by the U.S. Government that might restrict cartographers from some ICA member countries to travel to ICC 2017 worries the ICA. The ICA follows the rulings of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Therefore the ICA supports ICSU’s recent call on the U.S. government to rescind the executive order to ban entry of citizens from seven countries (Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria) to the U.S.A.:

Paris, 31 January 2017 — In the opinion of the Council, the Order is inappropriately broad in its scope and unfairly targets individuals based on their origin, putting it into violation of the Principle of Universality of Science, enshrined in the Council’s statutes. It is also concerned about the negative effects the Order will have on the freedom of scientific exchange among scientists and students of science worldwide, resulting in negative impacts on the progress of science, and impeding societies around the globe from benefitting from this progress.

As the world’s leading non-governmental international scientific organization, the Council promotes the Universality of Science on the basis that science is a common human endeavor that transcends national boundaries and is to be shared by all people. It believes that scientific progress results from global exchange of ideas, data, research materials and understanding of the work of others.

In advocating the free and responsible practice of science, ICSU promotes equitable opportunities for access to science and its benefits, and opposes discrimination based on such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political or other opinion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age. The Council believes that the complex problems of our world can only be solved through international dialogue, collaboration and the sharing and exchange of ideas and research findings.

Statute 5 of the International Council for Science (ICSU) states: The Principle of Universality (freedom and responsibility) of Science: the free and responsible practice of science is fundamental to scientific advancement and human and environmental well-being. Such practice, in all its aspects, requires freedom of movement, association, expression and communication for scientists, as well as equitable access to data, information, and other resources for research. It requires responsibility at all levels to carry out and communicate scientific work with integrity, respect, fairness, trustworthiness, and transparency, recognising its benefits and possible harms.

– Source: icsu.org

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eCARTO News January 2017

eCARTO News captures 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.

Industry News

  • New Software Brings Orbit GT’s Mobile Mapping Tech Indoors – spar3d.com
  • The ‘Google of China’ has partnered with a mapping company owned by Audi, BMW, and Daimler to plot the world – businessinsider.com.au
  • Here and Mobileye team up on self-driving mapping tech – techcrunch.com
  • Intel to acquire 15% stake in German digital mapping company HERE – marketwatch.com
  • Apple Said to Fly Drones to Improve Maps Data and Catch Google – bloomberg.com

Mapping Developments

  • Authagraph World Map – g-mark.org
  • Split-second data mapping – news.mit.edu
  • How a Sensor Gimbal Improves Efficiency of an Aerial Mapping Mission – suasnews.com
  • TrackR’s home-mapping plugs help you pinpoint lost items – engadget.com
  • Indian officials plan to measure Mt Everest to prove earthquake theory wrong – nzherald.co.nz

Mapping Applications

Cartographic Resources

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Opinion

  • Location Intelligence: Mapping The Opportunities In The Data Landscape – forbes.com

Cartography and Society

  • Railway crossing warnings are sought for mapping apps – nytimes.com
  • Mapping the Collective Experience of a City – fastcodesign.com
  • Mapping SF by its most popular Instagram hashtags – sf.curbed.com
  • Akron releases interactive map showing lead pipe services – cleveland.com
  • 50 Maps of the US Cultural Divide – nytimes.com
  • Segregation in the City of Angels: A 1939 Map of Housing Inequality in L.A. – kcet.org

Mapping and Our Senses

Mapping the Past and Future

Mapping Fauna and Flora

Maps

eCARTO News December 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.

Our changing world

  • Tiny Belgium to get tinier as Netherlands grows after land swap – theage.com.au
  • Interactive: Mapping the Flow of International Trade – visualcapitalist.com
  • Mapping migrations by using mobile phone data – phys.org
  • Mapping the Changes in Europe’s Drug Use – citylab.com
  • Mapping Three Decades of Global Water Change – nytimes.com
  • Mapping long-term global surface water occurrence – sciencedaily.com
  • Ivory Coast adopts unconventional digital address system – cnet.com
  • UFO sightings, Amelia Earheart’s final flight and those who died fleeing conflict: Cartographers document history in series of stunning designs – dailymail.co.uk

Modern Cartographic Applications

  • Isochrone Maps of Europe – emptypipes.org
  • The great American word mapper – qz.com
  • “The Arrogance of Space”: Mapping The Unfair Distribution of Public Space at Urban Intersections – archdaily.com
  • What a Map of the Fake-News Ecosystem Says About the Problem – fortune.com

Opinion

  • Global Commercial Mapping and Surveying Unmanned Aerial Systems Services Market 2016 – Mining & Construction Industries will Drive Steady Growth – Research and Markets – businesswire.com
  • Can Data Extracted from Twitter Help Map Flood Hazards? – eos.org
  • Smarter mapping makes for more informed decisions – itsinternational.com
  • A future version of Google Maps may feature location sharing, more new goodies – digitaltrends.com
  • Map shows what every country in the world is ‘best’ at – and Honduras excels at murder, Norway eats the most pizza and Nigeria is best at SCRABBLE – thesun.co.uk
  • How Do You Map the Character of a City? A New Tool Offers Solutions – govtech.com

Industry News

  • Here and Microsoft extend mapping deal, expanding into connected car data – techcrunch.com
  • Apple is poaching Berlin-based mapping engineers from Here – businessinsider.com.au
  • Microsoft Partners with TomTom Mapping Company – i4u.com
  • Apple Said to Fly Drones to Improve Maps Data and Catch Google – bloomberg.com
  • Apple secretly acquired a Finnish company to help it map indoor spaces – businessinsider.com.au

Mapping From Around The World

  • What is MapAnt? – mapant.fi
  • Créer simplement des cartes thématiques en 3 étapes – sciencespo.fr
  • Chinese search giant Baidu extends its mapping service beyond the confines of China – thetechportal.com
  • Facebook’s detailed open-source maps show the gaps in global internet connectivity – qz.com
  • Discovering India, going places: Google Maps the gaps – deccanherald.com

Imagery

  • Sentinels map Earth’s slow surface warping – bbc.com
  • Scientists map pollen levels to develop early warning system for asthma sufferers – abc.net.au
  • A treasure trove of shipwrecks has been revealed by a new mapping technology – businessinsider.com.au
  • Resource-mapping satellite blasts off from India – spaceflightnow.com
  • MBARI’s seafloor maps provide new information about 2015 eruption at Axial Seamount – phys.org
  • First ever lightning-mapping satellite set for take off – newscientist.com
  • GerMAP Launches New Aerial Mapping UAV – gim-international.com

Cartographic Resources

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Cartography and the Environment

  • New York City Mapped All of its Trees and Calculated the Economic Benefits of Every Single One – archdaily.com
  • Mapping the Inundation of New York City – citylab.com
  • How to Map a River With Gunpowder – nationalgeographic.com.au
  • Team develops algorithm to improve online mapping of disaster areas – phys.org
  • Mapping the Early Range of the African Elephant – psmag.com
  • Global surface water and historical changes map – gearthblog.com

Mapping Infrastructure

  • 30 Years of Oil and Gas Pipeline Accidents, Mapped – citylab.com
  • Drones Mapping Indian Cities – Where They’re Allowed – voanews.com
  • Mapping underground infrastructure: one dig at a time – cso.com.au
  • Six maps that show the anatomy of America’s vast infrastructure – washingtonpost.com

The Politics of Mapping

  • Google Disappointed by South Korean Refusal on Mapping Data – voanews.com
  • CIA declassified maps of Afghanistan, Russia, released – news.com.au

Adult Learning Courses

  • Drawing the Line: The Creative Potential of Maps – bl.uk
  • Mapping the Future – bl.uk

How to win an ICA Map Award

We received several questions on how to submit a map for consideration of an ICA Map Award, so we would like to give you some details on the process:

At each International Cartographic Conference, an International Cartographic Exhibition is organized, where map products originating from ICA national members and ICA affiliate members are exhibited. The maps sent to the exhibition are authorized and selected by the ICA national or affiliate member. An international jury then selects the best exhibits in various categories.

The next International Cartographic Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., USA, 2–7 July 2017. The deadline for national representatives to nominate maps for the cartographic exhibition is 16 May, 2017. All exhibited material must have been edited or modified after August 2015 (the date of the last ICC in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). More details can be found in the Guide for Participation in the International Cartographic Exhibition.

Each country may have different policies regarding the coordination of the exhibit materials. However, if you know a cartographically excellent product, which might be worth a map award, please make your national representative aware of it!

We are looking forward to a broad range of high-quality entries.

 
1st place paper maps, 2015: 3D Map Longyearbyen and environs (Norway)

ICA Map Awards 2015: 1st place paper maps – 3D Map Longyearbyen and environs (Norway). An overview of all winners of the ICA Map Awards 2015 can be found here.

Category: General News

eCARTO News November 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.

The Beauty and the Beast of Cartography

Mapping From Around The World

Cartographic Discourse

Paper Maps and Globes

  • Secret Soviet maps among hundreds on display at British Library exhibition – news.com.au
  • You are here: 400 years of beautiful NYC maps – visualnews.com
  • Globe-making in 1955. Magnificent. – facebook.com
  • Paramount vs Finsteraarhorn – map.geo.admin.ch
  • An exquisitely detailed view of 1519 Sevilla by Arturo Redondo, Spain – imgur.com

Online Cartographic Products

ICA Facebook Posts

Cartography and Nature

  • Impact on nature of the New Zealand earthquake – au.news.yahoo.com
  • Alternative South Island road ‘imagined’ as drones survey slips – stuff.co.nz
  • The University of Waterloo created a goose-tracking map, because geese are bullies – theverge.com
  • 16th Disaster Risk Management Seminar “Seismic Preparedness Map for Community Resilience” – worldbank.org
  • The city’s flood map goes global – thehindu.com

Our changing world

Frontier Mapping

Industry Websites

eCARTO News October 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 Marine Environment

  • Largely unknown planet earth – afr.com
  • Dozens of ancient shipwrecks found accidentally during Black Sea mapping – abc.net.au
  • Great Barrier Reef climate history unlocked as CSIRO maps offshore Queensland Basin – abc.net.au
  • In an octopus’s garden – economist.com
  • Mapping the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – spatialsource.com.au

Industry News

  • Book: After the Map – yale.edu
  • History of Cartography Conference – fafich.ufmg.br
  • Google Maps gets food delivery, plus code integration in update – appleinsider.com
  • Silicon Valley VCs raise millions for an Aussie drone mapping startup – mashable.com
  • Four years and one embarrassment later, Apple Maps is genuinely worthy of challenging Google Maps – businessinsider.com
  • Here, a Digital Mapping Service, Uses Crowd-Sourcing to Plot Roads – electronicdesign.com
  • IBM and Esri Team Up to Offer Cognitive Analytics and IoT in the IBM Cloud – businesswire.com

Cartography from ICA Nations

Mapping Around The World

  • You Can Help Map the Accessibility of the World – nextcity.org
  • Mapping the Streets of Havana in 3D – citylab.com
  • Qardho – Mapping Exercise – May 2016 – reliefweb.int
  • National Archives maps Gibraltar’s past – chronicle.gi
  • Ethiopia soil map arms farmers with new fertilisers in climate fight – reuters.com
  • New permafrost map shows regions vulnerable to thaw, carbon release – phys.org
  • Mesmerizing Map Shows the Real-Time Weather for Every Place in the World – popularmechanics.com

Cartographic Eucation

  • Mapping data and visualizing geospatial information: A quick introduction for journalists – journalistsresource.org

Paper Maps

Opinion

  • Maps are as much about art – and lies – as science – spectator.co.uk
  • EU field-mapping systems need improvement, say auditors – out-law.com
  • Five GIS Projects That Are Changing The Way We Understand Racism – forbes.com
  • From DNA Mapping To Self-Driving Cars: 5 Predictions For Our Digital Future – forbes.com
  • Google is turning Maps into a social platform – businessinsider.com
  • What Mars Maps Got Right (and Wrong) Through Time – news.nationalgeographic.com
  • Position Doubtful by Kim Mahood: lives of the desert mapped on an artist’s skin – smh.com.au
  • Love hiking, hate maps? Then let us locate the right GPS gadget for you – theguardian.com

Maps

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Cartography and Science

  • Mapping buried magnetism – news.mit.edu
  • Could Heat Mapping Be An Equalizer For Physical Stores? – forbes.com
  • Pilot study demonstrating airborne MT data for geothermal exploration in BC – thinkgeoenergy.com
  • In case you missed them: Six scientific successes that stole the show this year – wildcat.arizona.edu
  • Connectography: Mapping the Global Network Revolution – theglobalist.com
  • Autonomous robot that can navigate, explore and digitally map hard-to-access areas – phys.org
  • Scientists Produce A Stunningly Detailed Map Of The Milky Way – huffingtonpost.com.au

Cartography as Art

  • Mapping the World’s Great Cities in a Most Unusual, Yet Visually Arresting, Fashion – smithsonianmag.com

Final Call for Submissions ICC2017

icc2017-logoThe 28th International Cartographic Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., USA, 2–7 July 2017. Please submit abstracts and papers on mapping and geographic information science for the International Cartographic Conference by October 26, 2016.

The conference announcement PDF and list of themes can be found here.

To begin your submission, please look at the bottom of this webpage: icc2017.org/abstracts-full-papers-and-posters

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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.

Location

  • 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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