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eCARTO News December 2021

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.

Global View

  • Mapping the world’s oil and gas pipelines – Al Jazeera
  • Release of 2021 Atlas of Canada World Map – Mirage News
  • Why Making Accurate World Maps Is Mathematically Impossible – Open Culture

Flora & Fauna Mapping

  • Scientists on a quest to map worldwide web of fungi beneath our feet – mongabay.com
  • Helping map the future of hazel dormouse conservation – phys.org
  • Map of transparent butterflies highlights biodiversity hotspot in Andes Mountains – Mirage News
  • Government study to map mosquito-borne virus risk – Taipei Times
  • New analysis using Canada’s carbon map shows how wildlife conservation also benefits climate – yahoo.com

Innovative

  • New digital maps make sightseeing in Shinjuku fun and easy – traveldailymedia.com
  • Genesys International Ltd files two patents in 3D and Mobile mapping space – prnewswire.com
  • Digital map of Rio’s biggest favela is reintegrating vital public services – mashable.com
  • Drop A Magnet On A Map And This ‘Window To The World’ Will Take You To That Place – wonderfulengineering.com
  • Walking in a 360° video with foot vibrations for seated observers – EurekAlert!
  • ‘A new navigation experience’: Apple’s flash feature coming to iPhone – news.com.au
  • Making maps with Anton Thomas – RNZ

Cartographic Animations

Transport

  • New biking map of Athens eases the ride around town – uga.edu
  • Forget Google Maps as Rival Joins Forces with VW for New Navigation Solution – autoevolution

Opportunities

Education

Historical

Cartographic Reads

Just Maps

Lite Cartography

 

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eCARTO News November 2021

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.

Atlases and other publications

  • 40-year map project, History of Cartography, draws to a close – wisc.edu
  • State of Israel – 70 Years of Statistics, Historical Statistical Atlas 1948-2018 – cbs.gov.il
  • See a selection of fabulous old maps of Newcastle from a new book published this week – Chronicle Live

Environmental Mapping

  • Researchers map the impact of human sewage on coastlines around the world – abc.net.au
  • Infographic: COP26 goals explained in maps and charts – Al Jazeera
  • Three maps that show exactly how climate change has spread across the world in the last 30 years – inews.co.uk
  • Flood-impact map a Canadian first – westernu.ca
  • This map shows exactly where the world’s most important carbon is stored – fastcompany.com
  • We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning – theconversation.com
  • Digital Models for Planning and Disaster Management – gim-international.com

Opportunities

  • American Geographical Society Library Research Fellowship – uwm.edu

Historical

  • Panorama of the Thames project – Thames project
  • Society for the History of Discoveries – discoveryhistory.org
  • Spanish Armada maps ‘saved for the nation’ – BBC News
  • ‘They deserve a place in history’: music teacher makes map of female composers – The Guardian
  • Stone slab found in France thought to be Europe’s oldest 3D map – The Guardian
  • Pacific maps: From the days when exploration was like setting off in the dark – smh.com.au
  • Beautiful hand-drawn maps reveal Warsaw as it looked over 100 years ago – The First News
  • Piri Reis’ world map on display at Topkapı Palace – hurriyetdailynews.com

Cartographic Inspirations

  • Cómo conseguir un mapa al estilo “Joy Division” con Peak Maps – cursosgis.com
  • QGIS para cartografía digital en censos y encuestas – nosolosig.com
  • Zapotec in 90006, K’iche’ in 90057: New map highlights L.A.’s Indigenous communities – latimes.com
  • 3D Printing Topographic Maps: How to Print Landscapes – All3DP

Cartographic Intrigue

  • Banned map returns home – Mirage News
  • Memory lanes: Google’s map of our lives – The Guardian
  • WSU professor’s book, ‘Detroit in 50 Maps,’ gives cartographer’s view of the city – Wayne State University
  • A Reddit user found a ‘black hole’ on Google maps, and users couldn’t figure out what it was – businessinsider.com
  • The long lost Lancashire village which was ‘wiped off the map’ without a trace 40 years ago – LancsLive
  • The Greek region too remote for maps – BBC Travel

Viewpoint – Cartography

Just Maps

  • Human Development Index evolution in Brazilian states between 1990-2015 – zoom-maps.com

Alternatives

Lite Cartography

  • Cartographers puzzle-y fun – Marietta Times
  • MAP: the one attraction you have to visit in each province in Spain – thelocal.es
  • Zwift Neokyo map open from today | Full details of each of the 8 new routes – BikeRadar

 

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eCARTO News October 2021

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.

Technology

Viewpoint – Cartography

Interactive Mappin

  • Multilingual, interactive mapping site to guide tourists on culture walk – Times of India
  • This Interactive Map Lets Users Explore England’s Hidden Archaeological Landscape – Smithsonian Magazine
  • The vaccination rate for every suburb in New Zealand on an interactive map – thespinoff.co.nz

Environmental Mapping

Deep Cartography

  • Scientists create most detailed map of Uranus’ mysterious auroras to date – Space
  • HawkEye 360 wins radiofrequency mapping contract with intelligence agency – defensenews.com
  • Study demonstrates lunar composition mapping capabilities of spectrograph instrument – phys.org
  • Divers on historic quest to map cave, spring – emissourian.co
  • Astronomers get a 3D look at nearby stellar nurseries – astronomy.com

Historical

  • Nebra Sky Disc: British Museum to display world’s ‘oldest map of stars’ – BBC News
  • Mapping with the stars: Nuns instrumental in Vatican celestial survey – catholicnews.com
  • mexican duo creates first cartography with all the architectural heritage of mexico city – designboom.com

Atlases and other publications

Relief Maps

  • Bartholomew Revised Half-Inch Map Skye and Wester Ross – View map
  • 3D Design: Terrain and Sky Component in Mapbox Studio – 3D Design

Industry News

Related

  • The Incredible Life of Hubert Wilkins – booktopia.com
  • Volcano Watch — The Canary Islands “mega-tsunami” hypothesis, and why it doesn’t carry water – usgs.gov
  • How cartography helped the Grand Canyon become grand – news.asu.edu
  • The Future Is Bleak. Pondering Pangaea Gives Me Hope – wired.com

 

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eCARTO News September 2021

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 Nature

  • Mapping shows how great Barrier Reef is impacted by major weather events – themandarin.com.au
  • New Tool Maps Birds, Fish In Offshore Wind Areas – wbur.org
  • What Will Climate Change Feel Like? New Tool Provides Granular Estimates – bloomberg.com
  • Entrepreneurs recognized for innovations in flood mapping technology – news.asu.edu
  • City mulls new landslide and avalanche maps – juneauempire.com
  • How to make mapping and monitoring zero-deforestation commitments effective – eco-business.com

Network Maps

Atlases and other publications

Mapping Tools and Data

  • Aerial mapping tool helps local government plan for disasters – governmentnews.com.au
  • Open Maps For Europe project releases first datasets created from official, national geospatial data – geospatialworld.net

Cartographic Cooperation

  • USGS and the Republic of Peru Sign an Agreement for Remote Sensing Operations and Technological Development – usgs.gov

3D Maps

Cartographic Opinion

  • Your Map Is Lying to You – outsideonline.com
  • Analysis unlocks secret of the Vinland Map — it’s a fake – news.yale.edu
  • The world probably doesn’t look like you think it does — and that matters, a lot – deseret.com
  • A growing problem of ‘deepfake geography’: How AI falsifies satellite images – washington.edu
  • Researchers explore ways to detect ‘deep fakes’ in geography – sciencedaily.com
  • Art review: Fluid Cartographies looks at people and maps – canberratimes.com.au

Cartographic Resources and Opportunities

Websites Selection

On a Lighter Note

  • Keen spirit: Australian cyclist uses GPS to recreate Nirvana’s Nevermind cover – theguardian.com
  • Marvel Maps Charted in an Atlas of the Comic Universe – screenrant.com
  • All the World in a ‘Slice’ of Art – nytimes.com

 

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eCARTO News August 2021

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.

Borderline Cartography

  • Putting Slums on the Map – MapLab
  • A ‘redistricting nerd’ from NC won a national contest. His map is worth a look. – newsobserver.com
  • Which Canada would you choose? – macleans.ca

Mapping Change

  • Mapping wildfires around the world – Al Jazeera
  • Where extreme weather is getting even worse, in one map – Vox
  • Yukon-made sensors dropped from helicopter to collect wildfire information – yukon-news.com
  • ‘Eyes of a machine’: How to classify Planet Earth – BBC News
  • Building The World Country By Country  – Brilliant Maps

Hidden Cartography

  • Mapping Underground Features – GIS Lounge
  • Accident leads to safety win for Queenslanders with ‘phantom roads’ removed from maps – ABC News
  • Mapping quest edges past 20% of global ocean floor – BBC News
  • New dark matter map reveals cosmic mystery – BBC News

Poles Apart

Applications

  • These electric submarines map the seafloor to make way for wind power – cnbc.com
  • Every fireball meteor that hit Earth’s atmosphere in the last 33 years – msn.com

Cartographic Opinion

  • Which way will paper maps go in the future? – ABC News
  • Computers the cartographers of the future with student’s PhD research – ABC News
  • Why is ‘North’ Always on Top in Maps? We Take a Look at the History of Cartography – news18.com
  • Maps tell us where we are, and who we are – Inland Northwest
  • Colonization of New England – Boston Public Library
  • Everyone maps numbers in space, but…. – Science News

Cartographic Resources and Opportunities

Videos

  • How a 1507 German Map Became America’s Birth Certificate – YouTube
  • How bold errors on old world maps shaped the 21st century – YouTube
  • Medieval world map, Mappa Mundi, what does it show?  – YouTube

Kindred

Models

  • Suitcase Trains – suitcasetrains.com
  • See B.C. in all its 3D glory as giant Challenger Relief Map returns to PNE after 23 years – Vancouver Sun
  • It Took 400+ Hours To Make This Super Accurate 3D Printed GTA V Map – kotaku.com

 

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eCARTO News July 2021

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.

Recognition of Cartographic Excellence

Borderline Cartography

  • The human consequences of colonial cartography explored in a recent book – caravanmagazine.in
  • The world probably doesn’t look like you think it does — and that matters, a lot – deseret.com

Cartographic resources

Cartographic Virtual Gatherings

  • Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography – library.stanford.edu
  • Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda: the Role of Libraries in Promoting Sustainable Development – hkdrustvo.hr

Maps and Geography

Enhanced Cartography

Animations

Cartographic Analysis

Industry News

  • Esri boosts digital twin tech for its GIS mapping tools – venturebeat.com
  • Robots Making Maps for Robots: Galileo/GNSS-based Mapping for High-Definition Guidance – insidegnss.com
  • ArcGIS Pro Cartography proves to be a game changer – geospatialworld.net

On a lighter note

 

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eCARTO News June 2021

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.

Country by Country

Language

Please explain?

Cartographic Resources

Cartographic Themes

Maps on Display

  • Larissa Fassler’s cartography at the Currier Museum describes socioeconomic disparities in Manchester – theartblog.org

Marine Cartography

  • Preserving the future of our oceans through underwater mapping – cnet.com
  • Mapping quest edges past 20% of global ocean floor – bbc.com
  • Trio in plan to accelerate seabed mapping – shipinsight.com
  • Cartographers Say The World Now Has Five Oceans, Not Four – deeperblue.com
  • Mapping the Secrets of the Earth’s Seabed – bloomberg.com

Weather, Climate and the Cosmos

Cartography reporting

  • Woven Alpha Automated Mapping Platform and Mitsubishi Fuso Collaborate on Latest HD Mapping Technology for Advanced Driver – miragenews.com

Odd Spot

Kindred

eCARTO News May 2021

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.

Cartography reporting

History

Opinion

  • The Unsolved Mystery of Sri Lanka’s “Stargate” – bbc.com
  • 3 Advantages of Paper Maps Over Digital Maps – gisgeography.com
  • You Can’t Have a One to One Mapping of American History – ctexaminer.com
  • Maps can bridge gaps between citizens, scientists and policymakers – theconversation.com
  • Google Maps is About to Get a Lot More Useful – thurrott.com

Cartographic collections

  • A Guide to the Library of Congress’s Collection of Fire Insurance Maps – maproomblog.com

Cartographic Applications

Atlases and Globes

Sharing Our Cartography

Cartographic Industry News & Research & Information

World Cartographic Products

Just Maps

Odd Spot (x,y)

  • A Belgian farmer moved a rock and accidentally annexed France: the weird and wonderful history of man-made borders – abc.net.au
  • 25 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try – au.pcmag.com
  • Kiribati & Interesting Facts About Its Geographic Anomalies – brilliantmaps.com

Kindred

 

eCARTO News April 2021

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.

Cartographers

History

  • Bronze Age slab found in France is oldest 3D map in Europe – bbc.com
  • The Historical Importance of India’s Cartography Reforms – swarajyamag.com

Opinion

  • Digital Maps to hold the future of smart cities, autonomous cars, and much more – geospatialworld.net
  • Mapping the path to rewilding: The importance of landscape – sciencedaily.com
  • Internet Debates Worst Navigation App After Hilarious Google Maps Tweet – newsweek.com

Cartography and Society

  • Audubon Spotlight: Vero Couttee Uses Maps to Break the Cycle of Injustice – audubon.org
  • How One Man – And A Creative Map – Made A Difference In Panama’s COVID-19 Crisis – npr.org
  • First ever village-level mapping of childhood undernutrition in India reveals sharp local disparities – hsph.harvard.edu

Cartographic Applications

  • Scientists develop new mapping model to save Africa’s cycad plants from extinction – weforum.org
  • Ground and satellite observations map building damage after Beirut explosion – sciencedaily.com
  • Where is it hottest in the Triangle? Researchers set out to map urban heat islands. – newsobserver.com

Atlases

How To

Cartographic Industry News

  • Hydro International – hydro-international
  • Snap has acquired Pixel8earth, a 3D mapping developer, for $7.6M – au.news.yahoo.com
  • Exyn Technologies’ drones achieve autonomy milestone with on-board mapping – au.news.yahoo.com
  • Drone operators challenge surveyors’ turf in mapping dispute – conchovalleyhomepage.com
  • Strava personal heatmaps go 3D | Satellite imagery and in-app mapping also updated – bikeradar.com
  • Google promises better 3D maps – techcrunch.com
  • Airborne Digital Mapping Camera Market to move forward with regards to technological upgradations in the next 10 years – mccourier.com

Cartographic Trickery

  • Deepfake tech takes on satellite maps – techcrunch.com
  • Why ‘deepfake geography’ presents significant risks — and how researchers are detecting it – geekwire.com

Cartographic Reveals

Cartography Related

eCARTO News March 2021

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.

Cartographers

Cartographic Standards, Guidelines and Rules

  • OGC membership approves new Community Standard: Indoor Mapping Data Format (IMDF) – ogc.org

Mapping the Environment

Online Cartography

Cartographic Discussion & Discoveries

  • Can This New Map Fix Our Distorted Views of the World? – nytimes.com
  • What scientists found while mapping underwater continent off Australia – brisbanetimes.com.au

The Psychology of Maps

Just Maps

Cartographic Industry News

Cartography Sources, Resources and Opportunities

Cartography Reads, Reviews and Rewinds

Cartography Related (perhaps!)

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