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eCARTO News March 2020

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.

Featured Articles

Mapping – past, present and future

  • British Library Puts Rare Historical Globes Online – finebooksmagazine.com
  • ‘The perfect combination of art and science’: mourning the end of paper maps – theguardian.com
  • Maps show drastic drop in China’s air pollution – theverge.com
  • Paris falls silent: Sound maps show impact of confinement – apnews.com
  • ‘Ultimate gift to future generations’: plan to laser all land on Earth – theguardian.com

Cartographic Applications

  • Mapping Martian Dunes from Orbit – eos.org
  • Mondelēz meets target to map 100% of its farms registered with Cocoa Life in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia, new report claims – confectionerynews.com
  • Free AI Mapping Tool Helps Healthcare Systems Identify High-Risk COVID-19 Communities – healthleadersmedia.coms
  • Live Earthquake Mapping for Everyone – esri.com
  • National parks mapping to aid forest recovery from bushfires in NSW – newcastleherald.com.au
  • This Interactive Map Visualizes the Queer Geography of 20th-Century America – smithsonianmag.com
  • Colombia is using an app to return land to people displaced by war – qz.com
  • Science voyage to end in Perth after mapping 100,000 km2 of seafloor – miragenews.com
  • Dozens of unmarked graves in Kingscote cemetery revealed by radar mapping – theislanderonline.com.au
  • Edinburgh University researchers use drones to map retreating Andes glaciers – bbc.com
  • iOS UgCS for DJI app (beta) – suasnews.com

Drone Cartography

  • Dark, Dirty and Dangerous: This Drone Can Map Pipes and Underground Tunnels from Above – dronelife.com
  • 3D drone mapping and litigation surveys – sunnewsonline.com
  • Canadian firm explores Finnish gold mine via autonomous drones – roboticsbusinessreview.com
  • The Drone Boat of ‘Shipwreck Alley’ – theverge.com
  • Edinburgh University researchers use drones to map retreating Andes glaciers – bbc.com
  • Top Experts Analysis Report On Global UAV Mapping Software Market With Market Regional Outlook, Analysis, Growth Forecast Analysis by Manufacturers, Type and Application to 2025 – thefourpointplay.blog

Stellar Cartographic

Cartographic Secrets

  • For Decades, Cartographers Have Been Hiding Covert Illustrations Inside of Switzerland’s Official Maps – eyeondesign.aiga.org
  • Smartphone data reveal which Americans are social distancing (and not) – washingtonpost.com

Mapping Indoors

  • This is what iPad Pro’s LiDAR Scanner sees when it’s mapping your home – imore.com

Cartographic Industry News

Cartographic Tutorials, Resources & Opportunities

  • Supervisory Interdisciplinary Cartographer/Geographer, GS-1370/0150-12 (MP-DP) Job in Lakewood, Colorado – Department of the Interior – lemonwire.com
  • Invest in rare maps and find the path to profit – thetimes.co.uk
  • Mapping in GIS – youtube.com

Cartography as Art

Passing the Time – Cartography Quizzes (websites not tested by editor!)

Passing the Time – Cartography Videos

eCARTO News February 2020

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.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Mapping change and changing maps

  • Global Warming of the Seas – reddit.com
  • Where America’s Climate Migrants Will Go As Sea Level Rises – citylab.com
  • ‘The perfect combination of art and science’: mourning the end of paper maps – theguardian.com
  • Artist lugs around wagon full of phones to create virtual traffic jams in Google Maps – androidpolice.com
  • Google redraws the borders on maps depending on who’s looking – washingtonpost.com

Cartographic Applications

Cartographic Ponderings

  • Where Are the Oldest Companies in Existence? – visualcapitalist.com
  • How Google Autocomplete Describes Every U.S. State – vividmaps.com
  • The Netherlands divided into ten parts of equal population – datarep.tumblr.com
  • MarineTraffic didn’t load the background, and ended up making an interesting world map using only current marine traffic – reddit.com
  • 21 Of The Saddest Places On Earth From Instagram’s sadtopographies – brilliantmaps.com

Retrospectives

  • The Pan American Highway: The Longest Road In The World – brilliantmaps.com
  • Storytelling with maps: Master the art of cartography and geo data visualisation – heguardian.com

Cartographic Industry News

  • Apple Maps vs Google Maps – smartphone mapping titans battle it out in 2020 – appleinsider.com
  • Underground Utilities Mapping Services Market: Global Industry Demand, Sales, Suppliers, Analysis and 2026 Forecasts – newsparent.com
  • SPOT Launches SPOT Mapping to Provide Advanced Navigation and Tracking Services – snewsnet.com
  • Suunot 7 Review: A true Smartwatch focussed on mapping & fitness – eftm.com
  • Facebook buys AR startup building a 1:1 digital map of the physical world – martechtoday.com
  • NASA’s Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe mission enters design phase – princeton.edu
  • Hyundai Develops Transmission That Uses Maps and Radar to Shift Gears – caranddriver.com

Cartographic Tutorials, Resources & Opportunities

Cartographers

  • Who Is Abraham Ortelius? Learn More About the Inventor of the World’s First Atlas – mymodernmet.com
  • How Canada contributed to Oscars frontrunner 1917 – cbc.ca

eCARTO News January 2020

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.

Tomorrow and beyond

  • Using artificial intelligence to enrich digital maps – news.mit.edu
  • Collaborative simultaneous localization and mapping technique uses available Wi-Fi networks – techxplore.com
  • This map app will navigate you from your office chair to your airport gate and more – techradar.com
  • Uber begins autonomous mapping of Washington D.C. – intelligenttransport
  • CEO Spotlight: Amir Farhand of Soar Talks About His Vision to Build the World’s ‘Living’ Map Using Drones and Satellite Imagery – ceoworld.biz
  • Mobile mapping market to exceed $40bn by 2024 – spatialsource.com.au
  • Florida City Opens Mapping Data Hub for Public Use – govtech.com
  • App maps water fountains and refill stations across NZ – nzherald.co.nz
  • MIT Uses AI to Create Updated Street Maps from Satellite Imagery – extremetech.com
  • Priya Natarajan on Black Holes and Mapping the Universe – quantamagazine.org

Cartographic Memories

Mapping for Humanity

  • Intel, Red Cross: Mapping For Disasters With AI – crn.com
  • Maps show where coronavirus started and why officials are so worried – washingtonpost.com
  • Mapping the Global Flow of Foreign Aid – visualcapitalist.com
  • How Aid Groups Map Refugee Camps That Officially Don’t Exist – wired.com
  • Budgetary support sought to map unprotected monuments in State – thehindu.com

Cartographic Applications

Indexes and Catalogues

Cartographic Industry News

Cartographic Technology – Reflection

  • Technology changing how people use maps, how they’re created – wtvr.com

Cartography – Opportunities

  • Special Issue: Fractal Geometry in Cartography and Geographic Information Science – utpjournals.press
  • 6th International Conference on Risk Information Management, Models and Applications – rimma2020.org
  • Maps Season – events – bl.uk
  • MoU inked for surveying, mapping jobs of Islamabad – thenews.com.pk

Cartographic Dreams

Cartographic Resources & Publications

Cartography – fringe

eCARTO News December 2019

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.

Information from Maps

  • European Borders In 1914 vs Borders Today – brilliantmaps.com
  • NSW bushfires are the EU’s largest emergency mapping operation of 2019 – sbs.com.au
  • Breaking the Ice: Mapping a Changing Arctic – visualcapitalist.com
  • Momentum Grows for Mapping the Seafloor – eos.org
  • Mapping Africa’s ‘high-speed urbanization’ to manage growing infrastructure: Africapolis – sociable.co

Cartographic Challenges

Online Maps

Opinion

Industry News

  • Apple has completed the rollout of the new Apple Maps – imore.com
  • Google Maps for spectrum? Start-up seeks to deliver dynamic spectrum mapping – rcrwireless.com
  • Mitsubishi and NTT to buy 30% of self-driving mapping company Here – ft.comb
  • HERE adds two big investors on road to Reality Index mapping – slashgear.com
  • Bing Maps Make the Revived Flight Simulator Eerily Realistic – wired.com

Cartographic Resources, Education & Employment

Conferences

 Cartographic Reminiscing

  • 12 years of Google Street View mapping by car, boat and goat – irishtimes.com
  • Map quest sends Nova Scotians to attics, basements in search of old charts – cbc.ca
  • The Maps That Made You, Dear Readers – citylab.com

Related Technologies, Disciplines & Geographies

Cartographers

  • At 19, this engineer built India’s first interactive digital map portal – yourstory.com

eCARTO News November 2019

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.

Feature

Why We Love Maps

Information from Maps

Practical Cartographic Assistance

Cartographic Intrigue

  • Atlas Miller: Cartographic fake news and the Magellan expedition – historyextra.com

On Thin Air

Opinion

  • The edge of the map: the steady decline of topographical cartography – smh.com.au
  • Predicting the Future of Surveying & Mapping for the Drone Industry in 2020 with Lewis Graham – commercialuavnews.com
  • A Researcher Explains Why Those Beautiful Infographic Maps Can Be So Misleading – sciencealert.com

Industry News

Cartographic Resources, Education & Employment

Really?

Cartographers

eCARTO News October 2019

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.

People in Cartography

Issues Associated with Cartography

  • Mayor of Sardinian village blames Google Maps for lost tourists – theguardian.com
  • ‘The perfect combination of art and science’: mourning the end of paper maps – theguardian.com

Cartography projects

Just Maps

 From Around the World

Opinion

  • Mapping route through research pathway – miragenews.com
  • Can We Make a 3-D Map of the Whole World? – atlasobscura.com
  • What’s driving tropical deforestation? Scientists map 45 years of satellite images – phys.org
  • 5 Key Benefits of Drones in Surveying and Mapping – geospatialworld.net

 Industry News

  • Map your world! – HERE Mapathon – agorize.com
  • Avoiding speed traps: Google Maps on iPhone finally gets Waze’s most controversial feature – cnet.com
  • This Apple Maps update might be what finally pulls people away from Google Maps – cnet.com
  • 3D Mapping and 3D Modelling Market 2019 – newsflashed.com

Cartographic Resources, Education & Employment

  • Postage stamps and cartosemiotic models   – urz.tu-dresden.de
  • “Why north is up: map conventions and where they came from” – uchicago.edu
  • Fellowships – bibsocamer.org
  • First International Workshop On the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts – h-net.org
  • Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography – cam.ac.uk
  • Book Review | Charles Booth’s London Poverty Maps – lse.ac.uk

 Digging up the past

  • Mapping Technology Reveals ‘Lost Cities’ on National Geographic – mentalfloss.com
  • ‘It’s a bit Pompeii-like’: The unexpected ‘buried blocks’ of Melbourne – theage.com.au
  • Online Map Leads Archaeologist to Maya Discovery – nytimes.com

 Quirky Mapping

  • Map of Scots women accused of witchcraft published for first timescotsman.com

Animations and Videos

eCARTO News September 2019

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.

People in Cartography

  • Reddit’s Papertowns puts cartography firmly on the map – irishtimes.com
  • Persuasive Cartography: An Interview with Map Collector PJ Mode – daily.jstor.org
  • Mapping My Life Through a Changing Tel Aviv – citylab.com
  • The ecologist who wants to map everything – nature.com
  • He’s Trying To Fill In The Gaps On Google Street View — Starting With Zimbabwe – npr.org

Manipulated maps content

Special Mapping

  • “Streets of Gold” map wins two British Cartographic Society Awards – gisuser.com
  • Antique map sells for £260k at Reeman Dansie in Colchester – maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk
  • Survey says: Why course mapping is critical for Tour-level success – www.golf.com
  • How Georgia Made Its Unique Broadband Coverage Map – govtech.com
  • Mapping the Changing Colors of Fall Across the U.S. – citylab.com
  • Survey of India to deploy 300 drones for mapping country – thehindu.com

Why Maps Matter

  • Map Exhibit At Museum Of The Big Bend Illuminates Five Centuries Of Mexican History – hppr.org
  • SA Uses Mapping Tech To Help Eradicate HIV / Aids – iafrica.com
  • Mapping future cities, both above and below the ground – geospatialworld.net
  • Groote Eylandt mapping study off NT coast finds diversity similar to Great Barrier Reef – abc.net.au
  • GIS Mapping and Visualization in Disaster Risk Management – directionsmag.com
  • Aquifer mapping programme critical to raise groundwater levels – downtoearth.org.in
  • Bengaluru researcher duo maps Arctic glaciers using drones – timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Industry News

  • Never feel bad for running late again, thanks to iOS 13’s Apple Maps update – cnet.com
  • Facebook is making AR glasses and is mapping the world for them to work – cnet.com
  • SimActive’s Philippe Simard on Mapping with Aerial Data: From Entire Countries to One Back Yard – dronelife.com
  • Uber To Collect Mapping, Other Data For Possible Autonomous Service In Dallas – forbes.com
  • Hey Google, reporting features for Maps on Android Auto are long overdue – 9to5google.com
  • Big data, little details: Ordnance Survey’s new HD mapping tech – carmagazine.co.uk
  • ‘Our biggest competitor is paper’: Mapping startup Unearth lands $7M from Vulcan and Madrona – geekwire.com
  • Global Mobile Mapping Market 2019 Top Manufactures, Growth Opportunities and Investment Feasibility 2024 – machtribune.com
  • Mapping the route to digital transformation – itworldcanada.com

Cartographic Resources, Education & Employment

eCARTO News August 2019

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.

People in Cartography

Cartographic Anomalies

  • California, an island? Meet cartography’s most persistent mistake – bigthink.com
  • Why is New Zealand being left of world maps – www.9news.com.au
  • Russia Today puts Japan on the map, where New Zealand should be – theguardian.com
  • The Pin Is Mightier – slate.com/technology
  • Google, Apple, Microsoft reportedly ignoring safety pleas to add rail crossings to maps – theverge.com
  • Between Texas and Mexico, a Restless Border Defies the Map – citylab.com
  • Nearly 100 drivers followed a Google Maps detour — and ended up stuck in an empty field – edition.cnn.com

Just Maps

  • 440 Years Old And Filled With Footprints, These Aren’t Your Everyday Maps – npr.org
  • La Vuelta 2019 – Stage route profiles and maps – au.eurosport.com
  • The Map That Made Los Angeles Make Sense – citylab.com

Opinion

  • What Are the Maps That Make Us? – citylab.com
  • Has a Map Changed Your Life? Tell Us About It. – citylab.com
  • Global Electronic Cartography Market Size and Forecast by End-Use with CAGR, 2019-2024 – theslapclap.com
  • The “Colonial Cartography” of Google Maps – conversations.e-flux.com
  • Comment: Maps shows Apple is willing to iterate in public where Google kills experiments – 9to5mac.com
  • Is this the world map of the future? – bigthink.com

The Cartographic Eye

  • How These Stunning Maps Revealed the Moon’s Secrets – fastcompany.com
  • NASA’s AIRS Maps Carbon Monoxide from Brazil Fires – jpl.nasa.gov
  • What Satellite Imagery Tells Us About the Amazon Rain Forest Fires – nytimes.com
  • More Fires Now Burning in Angola, Congo Than Amazon: Maps – bloomberg.com
  • This 3D Map of the Milky Way Is the Best View Yet of Our Galaxy’s Warped, Twisted Shape – space.com

Marine Cartography

Cartographic Resources, Education & Employment

Cartography Related

  • Turbo: Google’s new color palette for data visualization addresses shortcomings of the common rainbow palette, ‘Jet’ – hub.packtpub.com
  • Use “look Around” in Apple Maps to Tour High-Resolution Street Views of Cities – ios.gadgethacks.com

Cartographic Dominance

Cartography and Countries

  • Around the world in 80 aspics: cracking through history’s veneer – irishtimes.com

eCARTO News July 2019

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.

World Maps

Stellar Cartography

Cartographic Projects

Cartographic Bloopers

  • California, an island? Meet cartography’s most persistent mistake – bigthink.com

Cartographic Products

Opinion

Reinventing Cartography

Cartographers

Cartographic Education & Employment

Cartographic Resources

Cartography Related

Cartographic Animations

eCARTO News June 2019

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

Cartographic Education

Cartographic Advances

  • Using high-tech cartography to count fruit trees 6,000 times faster than we can – abc.net.au

Cartographic Products

  • The Ngai Thu Atlas – kahurumanu.co.nz
  • Mapping Out art show takes inspiration from cartography, exploring – newtimesslo.com
  • Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail – bbc.com
  • 41 years later, a new map of wild Atlantic salmon rivers unveiled – cbc.ca
  • Tabletop Globe Bar Wine Stand Wood – vidaxl.com.au
  • MapLab: Underwater Worlds – citylab.com

Opinion

Cartographic Insights

  • Leading historian lectures on Dr. Rizal, cartography – businessmirror.com.ph
  • Drawing lines on the internet: Border conflicts and the politics behind digital maps – orfonline.org

Cartographers

Cartographic Curatorship

Cartographic Conundrums

  • Russia finds U.S. decision on spelling of Kyiv to be not obligatory – 112.international

Cartographic Investments

  • Colonial Map Reaches $125.000 at Swann – finebooksmagazine.com
  • Rare Globe of Mars Portraying Early Theory of Life on the Red Planet Goes Up for Auction – geek.com
  • Rare, historical maps will be sold in Crescent City’s two-part, online-only auction, June 14 and 21 – artfixdaily.com

Inspiration from History

  • Science history: Huygens, the horological hero – cosmosmagazine.com
  • Elizabethan map goes on display at Bodleian Libraries – bbc.com
  • Early cartographers helped put Sydney on the map – smh.com.au
  • Incredible Online Archive Lets You Download Hundreds of Ancient Maps for Free – mymodernmet.com
  • Hand-drawn maps imitated the printed maps in the first days of Hispano-American cartography – phys.org

Cartographic Applications

  • WaterLore: what might drylands teach us about living with less water? – foreground.com.au
  • The inbis channel: The most complete submarine cartography – sciencedaily.com

Cartographic Art

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