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eCARTO News July 2013

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

  • Mapping the People Left Behind by the Knowledge Economy – theatlanticcities.com
  • Mapping the massacres of Queensland Aboriginal society – theaustralian.com.au
  • Nokia’s Here LivingCities map visualizes traffic in five global cities including Mumbai – bgr.in
  • Dino-Era India, Australia and Antarctica Mapped – news.discovery.com

Applications

  • Mapping Sexual Assaults in Egypt – blog.foreignpolicy.com
  • Mapping Protests in Cairo – nytimes.com
  • CBN Adopts Mapping Technology To Leverage Financial Inclusion – leadership.ng
  • Interactive Gettysburg: Using Modern Mapping Tools for a New Look at the Historical Battle – theatlantic.com
  • Mapping the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in the U.S. – curbed.com
  • CU-Boulder joins project to map stars, galaxies – dailycamera.com
  • Google goes Hawaiian: Street View to start mapping island trails – blog.sfgate.com
  • Mapping children’s chances – bbc.co.uk
  • The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative Launches Mapping Balloon – newsplex.coml
  • Mapping iPhone And Android Users In A City Reveals Wealthier Areas – cultofmac.com
  • Virtual rockfalls enter their test phase – preventionweb.net
  • Up above the fields so high – agweek.com

Company News

  • Mapping Giant Esri Adds Real-Time Traffic Information From Nokia’s Here – techcrunch.com
  • Newly Published Apple Mapping Patent Details Route Feedback System, Real-Time Accident Reporting – macrumors.com
  • Times Media to sell its stake in mapping firm – bdlive.co.za
  • Orbit GT to Release ArcGIS Mobile Mapping Solution at ESRI UC – gisuser.com
  • Esri Joined In-Location Alliance – gpsbusinessnews.com
  • Garmin HUD Release Date, Specs: New Device Connects – universityherald.com
  • Microsoft shows off 3D mapping, voice commands for Bing – news.cnet.com

Technology

  • Mapping tool can pinpoint any location in three words – www.telegraph.co.uk
  • Humanoid robot that sees and maps – nanowerk.com
  • Garmin puts Lake Winnebago on the GPS map – jsonline.com
  • Driverless cars yield to reality: It’s a long road ahead – techhive.com
  • Ancient City of Angkor Much Bigger Than Thought – livescience.com
  • Jason-1 ocean-mapping satellite is retired after 11-plus years of surveying – sciencerecorder.com
  • Topcon Announces Integrated Receiver for GIS, Mapping – amerisurv.com
  • NASA Developing Prototype Asteroid-mapping Radar at KSC – spacenews.com
  • Kinect helps researchers steer roaches to explore and map disaster sites – vision-systems.com
  • NC4 Announces Release of NC4 Street Smart(TM) 2.0 – online.wsj.com
  • Safety, environment key issues for agricultural aircraft – agrinews-pubs.com
  • Europe’s Star-mapping Gaia Satellite Finally Launch Pad-bound – spacenews.com
  • Fun today at EPFL: fast-cat robots and room mapping – genevalunch.com

Education and Resources

Political and Social Cartography

Opinion

  • Expert Advice: Cooperative Updates with Maps 2.0 – gpsworld.com
  • Esri Users Describe Change Management for Adopting Location Analytics – data-informed.com

Environmental Mapping

CrowdSourcing

Paper Maps

Art in Cartography

Cartographers

Cartography Lite

  • MAP- Revolutionary New Technology – youtube.com/
  • My Kind of Town, Stink Onions – slate.com
  • ‘Red, White and Booze’: Mapping the tipsy 50 – hlntv.com
  • Enjoy the view… 360-degree camera lets you tour city tourist spots on internet – coventrytelegraph.net

eCARTO News June 2013

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 All The Security Cameras That Are Watching You – fastcoexist.com
  • The Most Amazing Map You’ll See Today (No Matter What Day It Is) – discovermagazine.com
  • A mist-covered mountain in Cambodia gives up its treasure, writes Lindsay Murdoch – smh.com.au
  • Mapping ‘The World’ Of A Remote Afghan Village – nwpr.org
  • Mapping Technology Helps Pakistan Track and Prevent Epidemics – techpresident.com
  • Call to adopt hot spot mapping to check fever in district – newindianexpress.com
  • Patagonia Chilena Sin Represas // Chilean Patagonia Without Dams – nationalgeographic.com
  • Mapping Sea Salt From Orbit: Building Better Ocean and Climate Models – newswise.com
  • Mapping The 31 Million People Displaced By Climate Change So Far – fastcoexist.com
  • ‘Death map’ of deserts aims to save lives of desperate Mexican migrants – guardian.co.uk
  • Geographic Information Systems aid health research in developed and developing countries – eurekalert.org
  • Yosemite’s Iconic El Capitan Mapped in High-Res 3-D – nationalgeographic.com
  • Clickable history: Researching the Byzantine Empire with GIS – directionsmag.com
  • VOLCANO WATCH: Mapping the world’s largest volcano – bigislandvideonews.com

Technology

  • Drones provide quantum leap in mapping accuracy – adelaidenow.com.au
  • Tornado-mapping drones in the skies – winnipegfreepress.com
  • Drones deployed to catch graffiti artists in the act – smartplanet.com
  • 3D mapping platform uses chopper-based sensor system at low altitudes – sparpointgroup.com
  • Hubble Helps Astronomers Map Ejected Supernova Material In 3D – redorbit.com
  • Cicada Spawn Tracked by Scientists Armed With Technology – bloomberg.com
  • Physical bump-mapping lets us 3D print photographsgeek.com
  • HMS Victory as you’ve never seen it before: The amazing 3D map of Nelson’s battleship created by lasers in a bid to help restore it – dailymail.co.uk

Resources

Cartographic Opinion

  • Jerry Brotton: let’s take maps back from Google – telegraph.co.uk
  • Hay Festival 2013: ‘we can’t compete with Google maps’, says Prof Jerry Brotton – telegraph.co.uk
  • Waze VP: What Search Did for the Internet, Maps Will Do for Mobile – streetfightmag.com
  • AnyGeo – GIS, Maps, Mobile and Social Location Technology – blog.gisuser.com

Mapping the Indoor Space

CrowdSourcing

Paper Maps

  • Why hand-drawn maps are back in the picture – guardian.co.uk
  • Historic atlases paint picture of a changing world – bristol.ac.uk
  • If you go out in the woods today, take a paper map even if you’ve got a mobile: Rescue group – leaderpost.com

ART in cARTography

  • Mapping the Smells of New York, Amsterdam and Paris, Block by Blocksmithsonianmag.com
  • Artist Lucie Conoley’s paintings map the urban heart of London – mirror.co.uk
  • Creative mapping – globaltimes.cn
  • Creative Cartography Meets Music in The Song Map – gisuser.com

Cartographer – Modeller Remembered

  • Obituary: Vigo Rauda leaves legacy of 8,000 display models – seattletimes.com

Cartography Lite

Featured Map

 

eCARTO News May 2013

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

Crowd Sourcing

  • Idol Tweets: Mapping the Social Space with Twitter – blogs.scientificamerican.com
  • Crowdsource your carbon: power plant mapping project seeks location, CO2 data – gigaom.com
  • Reports: Facebook Is Buying Social Mapping/Traffic App Waze For Up To $1B To Court Mobile Users – techcrunch.com
  • OpenStreetMap: The Maps In Your Apps Are About To Get A Lot Better – readwrite.com
  • Mapping the world with Tweets – ideas.foreignpolicy.com
  • DIY cartography: Hands on with MapBox’s new open-source ‘iD’ editor in OpenStreetMap – digitaltrends.com

Environmental Mapping

Cartography for the Health Industry

Resources and Technology

  • Augmented Reality Sandbox – idav.ucdavis.edu
  • Mappt the new app for mapping and data collection – gisuser.com
  • eSpatial launches free version of its mapping service – blogs.computerworld.com
  • NASA’s goggle-eyed SPHERE robots create 3D maps on the fly – gizmag.com
  • The Value of Free Mapping Tools for Business Analysis – prleap.com
  • GrayQb: A new tool for radioactive contamination mapping – phys.org/news
  • New ‘game-changing’ video mapping system for events launched – eventindustrynews.co.uk
  • Data Points Makes For Surprisingly Fun Number Crunching – adpulp.com

Cartography – Applications

  • City of Greater Geelong consolidates asset capture programs into one single capture program by leveraging 3D panoramic imagery - geomatic.com.aux
  • Google Maps 3D Street View images of coral reef – insidermediagroup.com
  • Boot up: Apple v photos, Amazon’s 3D phone?, ninja Google searching and more – www.guardian.co.uk
  • Titan Topo Map – tomsastroblog.com

Mapmaker of Renown

  • Frederick J. Doyle, photographic mapping specialist for NASA, dies at 93 – washingtonpost.com

News provided by ICA members and commissions

 

ISPRS/IGU/ICA Joint Workshop on Borderlands Modeling and Understanding for Global Sustainability

Dear Colleagues and friends:

As a collaboration among ISPRS, IGU and ICA, we are going to organize a joint Workshop on Borderlands Modeling and Understanding for Global Sustainability. It will be organized from December 5 to 6, 2013, in Beijing. The main purpose is to promote inter-disciplinary scientific research and academic exchange on the application of imagery and geo-information in borderlands understanding. Please check out the website or read the call for paper PDF.

May I ask you to have a look at the announcement and pass this information to your colleagues and students as well as those people who might be interested?

Best Regards,
Chen Jun
ISPRS President

Category: General News

President’s Blog: eCARTO News

ICA just launched a new service, the eCARTO News!

Beneath the contemporary ICA-related entries at the ICA website and the excellent ICA News being edited by Igor Drecki, compiling relevant information about all ongoing activities within ICA, there are numerous activities, development, stories and issues outside the world of ICA – but maybe of interest to cartographers and GI scientists. Such stories, news and announcements can be found in journals, in media, on the Internet and even in newspapers.

Dr David Fraser

Dr David Fraser – editor of the eCARTO News

Dr David Fraser, the former Chair of the ICA Commission on Education and a retired professor of RMIT University Melbourne, is assembling such news since years. He has made them available as email-based newsletter to the Commission members. We have invited him to share his compilation with the family of ICA from now on. David’s compilation will be a list of links, inviting you to explore what he has found for us. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to the editor of eCARTO News.

I am looking forward to your responses to this new service. Please be aware, that all ICA-related topics will be covered in our existing proven instruments, especially the ICA News.

Georg Gartner
President of the International Cartographic Association

eCARTO News April 2013

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

  • CSIRO keeps the past in the future with world first 3D mobile mapping project – directionsmag.com
  • Spain might limit online mapping – neurope.eu
  • Mapping The Dangerous Future Of Jerusalem  – thedailybeast.com
  • Mapping lava tubes in the Galapagos – phys.org
  • Indoor mapping comes to SA – gadget.co.za
  • Mapping a path to hidden tourism treasures through quirky artwork – keighleynews.co.uk
  • Digital Mapping Reveals Social Networks of 18th-Century Travelers – paloalto.patch.com
  • Why Polestar’s indoor GPS Technology – 10 years in the making – is the future of local commerce – rudebaguette.com
  • Scientist tries to unravel mystery of Coral Sea’s ghostly island – adn.com
  • Duke scientists assess accidental turtle catching – dukechronicle.com
  • Scientists Map Swirling Ocean Eddies for Clues to Climate Change – wired.com
  • SAR analysis, data mining & GIS mapping of the Central Mediterranean to document the violations of migrants’ rights & deaths at sea – directionsmag.com
  • The First State Laws on Drones – aclu.org
  • Land managers preview new fire mapping website – abc.net.au
  • Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California – webpronews.com
  • Could you smell your way around Canterbury? – kentnews.co.uk
  • Smartphone Navigation Apps Slash Device Sales – techweekeurope.co.uk
  • CSIRO technology maps the way of the future – smh.com.au
  • Radiation from Korea nuke test? – optuszoo.com.au
  • 3D Laser Mapping in Durham Uni – thisisnottingham.co.uk

Crowd Sourcing

Resources

Cartographic Essay

  • Whose Map Is It – English Literature Essay – ukessays.com

 

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