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Get to know the ICA Executive Committee
ICA awards scholarships for early career scientists to participate in official ICA events

eCARTO News May 2022

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 the Environment

  • Interactive maps show B.C. communities’ vulnerability to climate hazards like flooding, wildfire smoke – CTV News
  • Mapping the Ecology of Rainforests – sUAS News
  • Mapping Chicago’s air pollution hotspots – suntimes.com
  • Explosive Tonga volcano ‘surprisingly intact’ – bbc.com
  • 2021 Amazon deforestation map shows devastating impact of ranching, agriculture – news.mongabay.com
  • This Map Shows Where Biodiversity Is Most at Risk in America – nytimes.com
  • Stanford researchers use hot springs to map where continental plates collide beneath Tibet – news.stanford.edu

World

Expose

  • Descarga de datos de OpenStreetMap (OSM) con simbología en QGIS – cursosgis.com
  • Immersive view coming soon to Maps – blog.google
  • MapLab: The Historical Significance of Homemade Maps – Bloomberg
  • Texas mom creates crowdsourcing map to help parents find baby formula during shortage – ksat.com

Opportunities

Tutorials

  • Carl Sagan explains how Eratostenes knows the earth is curved – Bing video

Visual I.D.

  • SS Lake Illawarra mapped in 3D as government prepares to upgrade Tasman Bridge – ABC News

Publications

Atlases & Maps

Cartographers

Industry

  • GlobalMLBuildingFootprints – github.com
  • BAS mapping data included in global collection – miragenews.com
  • Geography nerds, rejoice! Google Maps is launching a spectacular new ‘immersive view’ – timeoutabudhabi.com
  • Missing piece to faster, cheaper and more accurate 3D mapping – miragenews.com

Fringe

 

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eCARTO News April 2022

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 the Environment

  • Tongan volcano – ABC News
  • NOAA and communities to map heat inequities in 14 U.S. cities and counties – NOAA
  • ‘Momentous’ mapping project completed, helping to save world’s reefs – UQ News
  • How cartography helped the Grand Canyon become grand – ASU News
  • Map Shows Growing Number of Wildfires Sweeping Across US – nbcmiami.com
  • World’s largest map of kelp forest canopies now available – phys.org
  • ‘Nature has priority’: Rewilding map showcases nature-led restoration – mongabay.com

World

  • These maps from satellite data show how much Earth has changed in only five years – fastcompany.com

History

Opinion

Opportunities

  • ‘Mapping Asia: Cartography and the Construction of Territoriality’. – hypotheses.org
  • 9th International Symposium on the History of Cartography icaci.org
  • Mapping Difference and Distance: Indigenous presence on European maps of southern Patagonia in the early modern period UWM Libraries
  • EuroCarto 2022 – eurocarto2022.org
  • GeoCart’2022 – cartography.org.nz

Articles

Pushing the Boundaries

  • 3D map of the surface of the moon – Daily Mail Online
  • Citizen scientists help map ridge networks on Mars – phys.org
  • NOAA showcases new mapping tool for marine species – phys.org
  • Mapping out meteorites in Antarctica: Uncovering our solar system’s deep past – phys.org
  • Just a few pixels would let astronomers map surface features like oceans and deserts on an exoplanet – phys.org

Publications

Contemporary Maps

Different

 

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eCARTO News March 2022

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 the Environment

  • Even the sea has light pollution. These new maps show its extent – Science News
  • Mapping and measuring Australia’s ever-changing landscape – Mirage News
  • These maps from satellite data show how much Earth has changed in only five years – fastcompany.com
  • Stanford researchers map wildlife and infrastructure to maximize tourism in Costa Rica – Stanford

World

History

  • The oldest complete map of London is finally going on display – timeout.com
  • For the first time, over 30 antique maps on display in month-long exhibition – msn.com
  • Alumnus donates historic map, artifacts to CVCC – hickoryrecord.com

Opinion

Opportunities

Animation

  • One year later, this animation looks at the impact caused when the shipping container (Ever Given) ran aground in the Suez Canal [OC] – reddit.com

Indicative Mapping

  • New maps show airplane contrails over the U.S. dropped steeply in 2020 – EurekAlert!
  • Where did Americans move in 2021? This population map will show you – fastcompany.com
  • 4.4 million galaxies are visible in this new map of the night sky – CBS News

Publications

Contemporary Maps

 

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eCARTO News February 2022

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 the Environment

  • 20 years of Forest Loss in Indonesia & Malaysia – reddit.com
  • High-tech operation on Sydney Harbour steps up hunt for illegal fishers – ABC News
  • Mapping microplastics on Australian beaches – cosmosmagazine.com
  • Mapping a River Beneath the Sea – eos.org
  • LiDAR mapping reveals park’s complex geologic history – mtstandard.com
  • Revealed: First ever global map of whale migration exposes growing dangers along superhighways – Sky News
  • The Milky Way is a messy eater. This map shows the crumbs it has left behind – science.org

Humanity

  • Infographic: Hunger and food insecurity in maps and charts – Al Jazeera
  • Covid Maps Reveal Personal Pandemic Landscapes – Bloomberg

Indoor Mapping

  • Michael Gram Talks About the Growing Need for Indoor Mapping – globenewswire.com
  • Virtual reality home – linked.in
  • Intel, GoodMaps Collaborate On Mapping Software Project To Make Indoor Navigation More Accessible – forbes.com

Interactive Cartography

Opinion

  • Maps That Changed Our World – loc.gov
  • Mapping error raises question of location of 9 islands – AP News
  • Shackleton’s Endurance: Modern star maps hint at famous wreck’s location – BBC News

Opportunities

  • Call for Papers: Cartography and Geospatial Information Education – Theories and Practices – icaci.org
  • Special Issue “Geovisualization: Current Trends, Challenges, and Applications” – mdpi.com

Education

  • Cartography: an introduction – BCS
  • Mapas y sus proyecciones cartográficas – Aragón en Abierto – YouTube
  • Best Practice for How to Map Features and Overlapping Labels – LinkedIn
  • Enhance. – esri.com

Resources

Mapping Related Technologies

  • Land Info Completes 10m Countrywide Mapping Dataset of USA – gim-international.com
  • Drone mapping: One in six villages covered in India, shows data – business-standard.com
  • Latest update for popular C-MAP navigation app includes host of new features – sail-world.com
  • 3D Models from Drone Data Support Disaster Efforts and Define City Mapping Possibilities – UAV News

Publications

Cartographers

  • Proxi is making digital maps cooler – TechCrunch
  • Student story: Cartography M.Sc. students participated at the International Cartographic Conference 2021 in Florence, Italy – cartographymaster.eu

Lite Cartography

  • Sea Chase – xkcd: Sea Chase
  • A Sphere, Projecting Against a Plane – metmuseum.org
  • Jungholz: A ski town stuck in the wrong nation – BBC Travel
  • Shackleton’s Endurance: Modern star maps hint at famous wreck’s location – BBC News
  • Snapchat Will Allow Users To Share Live Location With New Snap Map Feature – news18.com
  • ‘Underground maps’ segment cities using fashion, AI – Cornell Chronicle
  • Nicolaus Copernicus – nasa.gov
  • 10 Bizarre World Maps – Listverse

 

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eCARTO News January 2022

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

  • Carleton’s Fraser Taylor Named to the Order of Canada – carleton.ca
  • Pioneer of Cybercartography and Indigenous Mapping Fraser Taylor Named to the Order of Canada – Geospatial World
  • 40-year map project, History of Cartography, draws to a close – wisc.edu
  • Story of MapMyIndia – hindustantimes.com

Visualisations

Cartographic Animations

Opinion

Opportunities

Education

Retrospectives

  • How a Map Mistake Led to the Founding of New York City (New Amsterdam) – YouTube

Monitoring

  • NASA Greenland Mission Completes Six Years of Mapping Unknown Terrain – NASA
  • Mapping off Pasco and Hernando reveals healthy, growing sea grass meadows – suncoastnews.com
  • Real-time mapping assists Tonga – Defence News
  • City offers online map to help improve pedestrian, bicycle network – statesman.com
  • UIC Researchers Create Interactive Map to Track Pollution – WTTW

Publications

  • Gandara-Chacana on Padron, ‘The Indies of the Setting Sun: How Early Modern Spain Mapped the Far East as the Transpacific West’ [review] – reviews
  • Deux siècles de cartographie calédonienne 1774-1979 – caledolivres.nc
  • Descarga la revista digital Cartógrafo.CL – cartografo.cl
  • Cartography The Ideal and Its History – uchicago.edu
  • World Heritage Map – UNESCO

Genesis Technologies

  • Cycloramas in Melbourne – slv.vic.gov.au
  • Before cinemas existed, this is where you’d go to see the latest blockbuster – ABC News

 

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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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