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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!)

eCARTO News February 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 – A World View

Cartography and History

Cartography – Viewpoints

Near Real Time Cartography

Cartographic Products

Out of This World Mapping Applications

Cartography storylines

Cartographic Industry News

Mapping the Environment

  • Un atlas pour mieux comprendre les récifs coralliens grâce à l’imagerie satellite – news.un.org
  • Geoinformation and satellite data reveal increasing rate of global ice loss – geospatialworld.net

Cartography Sources, Resources and Opportunities

Cartography Technically Speaking

Cartographic Information and Questions

Cartography Lite

eCARTO News January 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.

Featured Cartography

Cartography – Not the study of cartoons

Themed Cartography

Old maps – Eye Candy

  • Abbey Sanctuary and Environs of Holyrood – maps.nls.uk
  • Planisphaerivm Aratevm sive Compages Orbivm Mvndanorvm ex hypothesi Aratea in plano expressa. – loc.gov
  • Have you seen the first known map of Ireland from 140AD? – irishcentral.com
  • Every map ever published in the National Geographic magazine since the first issue in October 1888 – nationalgeographic.com
  • 20 Best Maps of 2020 – vividmaps.com

Cartographic Discussions

  • Something in the water: the mythology of Snow’s map of cholera – esri.com

Mapping Applications

  • New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities – theconversation.com
  • Satellite mapping used to tackle social isolation ‘hotspots’ in UK cities – techrepublic.com
  • 72-ft autonomous Saildrone sets out on seafloor-mapping mission – newatlas.com

Modelling

Cartographic Industry News

Cartographic Animations & 3D Images

  • Into the eye of the storm: Nexrad Level II open data – mapbox.com
  • Introducing Unfolded Studio – The Platform for Geospatial Analytics – unfolded.ai
  • Citizen scientists create 3D map of brown dwarfs in our sun’s neighbourhood – space.com
  • Mapbox launches 3D Maps with 135 million sq km of global, high-resolution imagery from Maxar – finance.yahoo.com

Cartography Sources, Resources and Opportunities

Cartographic Exhibitions & Discussions

Cartography – A World View

Transport Cartography

Cartography Lite

eCARTO News December 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.

Cartography – A World View

Cartographic Crime

Cartographic Communication

Cartography – Interactive

Cartographic Algorithms

  • Machine Learning and Object Detection in Spatial Analysis – gislounge.com
  • Machine Learning and Object Detection for the rest of us – mapscaping.com

Mapping Applications

Sharing – real or virtual

Cartography Sources & Resources

Just Maps

History

  • The intriguing maps that reveal alternate histories – bbc.com
  • William Hacke: A Pirate’s Cartographer – blogs.loc.gov

Allied to Cartography

eCARTO News November 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.

Cartographic Relationships

  • “Understanding a map creates a new sort of relationship with the outdoors” – theguardian.com
  • Ireland’s mapping grid in harmony with GPS – irishtimes.com

Cartography as an Indicator

  • The maps that show life is slowly getting better – theguardian.com
  • The intriguing maps that reveal alternate histories – bbc.com
  • Indigenous cartographers work to decolonize mapping of traditional lands – miragenews.com
  • What Would It Look Like to Decolonize Cartography? A Volunteer Group Has Ideas – hyperallergic.com
  • More than 49,000 miles of paths lost from maps in England and Wales – theguardian.com
  • The first step to bridging the urban ‘canopy gap’? Counting and mapping trees. – grist.org
  • Everything you need to know about the US – in maps – aljazeera.com
  • Precision ag maps — what went wrong? – producer.com

Cartography Hubs

  • Center for Geospatial Solutions – lincolninst.edu
  • Alaska Geospatial Council helps state know ‘where it’s at’ – adn.com

Cartographic Forums

Mapping Applications

  • Mapping Landslide Hazards in Central America – nasa.gov
  • Mapping Michigan’s Most Climate-Resilient Landscapes – wxpr.org
  • Getting the long view: New map project identifies big game migrations across the West – magicvalley.com

Retrospective

Cartographic Industry News

  • Roads to Nowhere Cost Baidu $10 Million in Mapping Dispute – caixinglobal.com
  • Google Maps can now show real-time transit ‘crowdedness’ info, live food delivery status – 9to5google.com

Cartographic Relief

  • Imhof-ish cartography: now everywhere can look like Switzerland – esri.com
  • Cartographer Transforms Vintage Maps Into 3D Relief Maps Showing Elevation – mymodernmet.com
  • Contemporary Elevation Data and Historical Maps Merge in Scott Reinhard’s Digital Works – thisiscolossal.com
  • Volcano Watch: How has topography been modeled at Hawaii’s volcanoes? – hawaiitribune-herald.com
  • 3D Mapping and 3D Modelling Market – cheshire.media

Cartography Sources & Resources

  • Independent Map Sellers – docs.google.com
  • Analogue Meets Digital: History and Present IT Augmentation of Europe’s Largest Landscape Relief Model in Villach, Austria – mdpi.com
  • How Google Maps Gets Made – pittwire.pitt.edu

Cartographic Transition

Cartography – A World View

  • Seosat-Ingenio: Preparing to Fly an Earth-Observing Genius – scitechdaily.com
  • Which Countries are Mapping the Ocean Floor? – visualcapitalist.com
  • Global map of bees created in conservation first – bbc.com
  • NASA Uses Powerful Supercomputers and AI to Map Earth’s Trees, Discovers Billions of Trees in West African Drylands – scitechdaily.com
  • SpaceX launches advanced ocean-mapping satellite for NASA and Europe, nails rocket landing – space.com
  • Ocean mapping satellite to help UK scientists tackle climate change – miragenews.com

Citizen Cartography

  • Locate marker with your messages on a map or satellite image. – mapit.us
  • Community Maps Editor App Updated! – esri.com
  • Dawn of OSM Daylight in ArcGIS – esri.com

Cartographers

  • Norman Thrower – theguardian.com
  • Students’ success with data mapping to be honored at Geographic Information Systems Day – udel.edu
  • From concrete to jungle: cartoonist puts Mumbai’s wildlife on the map – theguardian.com

Thinking Creatively

  • Putting Manchester On The Map: Artist Plots Conversations And Moods Of City’s Residents – nhpr.org
  • Spotted: Amazon robot maps sidewalks north of Seattle, laden with cameras and sensors – geekwire.com
  • To own an AR future, Niantic wants to build a smarter map of the world – techcrunch.com
  • Drone Mapping In Real Estate: Here’s What Every Agent Should Know – lakeexpo.com

eCARTO News Oktober 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.

Storytelling

  • How a Secret Map Brought Down a Pirate Alliance on the Irish Coast – atlasobscura.com
  • Mapping Tools Open up New Possibilities in Property Storytelling – propmodo.com
  • The power behind the map in the 21st Century – arcgis.com
  •  Fifty Maps and the Stories they Tell – bodleianshop.co.uk
  • The maps that show life is slowly getting better – theguardian.com
  • Copperplate of Treasure Island map – twitter.com

Cartographers

Borders and Barriers

Cartographic Research & Development

  • The unlit light of the deepest dark – odt.co.nz
  • Satellites could soon map every tree on Earth – nature.com
  • Study maps global regrowth carbon capture potential – spatialsource.com.au
  • Deep Science: Alzheimer’s screening, forest-mapping drones, machine learning in space, more – techcrunch.com

In Case You Missed It

Cartographic Industry News

  • What3words embedded into Here mapping for even better destination navigation – pocket-lint.com
  • Aquatic Mapping Service Market to Witness Huge Growth By 2025 – prnewsleader.com
  • Esri Ireland partners with Bluesky to enhance its digital mapping offering in Ireland – directionsmag.com

Map Societies and Agencies

Cartography Books & Resources

Maps & Mapping Applications

  • A trawler’s chart – i.redd.it
  • National Library of Scotland – recent editions – maps.nls.uk
  • Norway funds satellite map of world’s tropical forests – bbc.com
  • Satellites put the world’s biggest methane emitters on the map – afr.com
  • Mapping ‘fossil water’ helps achieve sustainable groundwater management in California – miragenews.com

Cartography – 3D, Animated and Interactive

Cartography and Tourism

  • Sales of camping, hiking guides rise as Americans take to the outdoors – washingtonpost.com
  • Slow map: Mapping Britain’s intercity footpaths – bbc.com

Mapping and Measuring

Thinking Outside the Quadrilateral

eCARTO News September 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.

Cartography – raison d’être

Cartography and Art

History

  • The Miller Atlas, 1519, the atlas of the first circumnavigation of the world – youtube.com
  • The Vinland Map: A Most Non-European Artifact – ancient-origins.net

Mapping the Environment

Cartographic Industry News

Map Collections

Cartography Resources & Research

  • Mapping Beyond Measure: Art, Cartography, and the Space of Global Modernity – h-net.org
  • International Society for the History of the Map V Symposium – youtube.com

Techniques

  • Making 3D terrain Maps – shadedrelief.com
  • The Race to Map Reality so Silicon Valley Can Augment It Is On – slate.com
  • IndyGo tests accessibility for future public transit lines with mobility mapping project – wthr.com
  • A beautiful map poster and the absurd hack it inspired – esri.com
  • Mapping a better future for Africa’s farmers – weforum.org

Boundaries

  • Cherokee Nation reservation boundaries, including Owasso, Collinsville, now visible on Google Maps – tulsaworld.com
  • The Partition of Antarctica – vividmaps.com

Just Maps

  • Five maps you (and your team) should see – esri.com

Cartography – 3D and Animated

Cartography and Modelling

  • Mapping fast-growing informal settlements in Africa to reveal where roads and infrastructure are most needed – novumintel.com
  • Mapping global trends in vaccine confidence and investigating barriers to vaccine uptake – thelancet.com
  • 3D Mapping And Modeling In Mapping Industry 2020 – thedailychronicle.in

Awards and Sources

Maps and Measurement

Cartotherapy

eCARTO News August 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.

Mapping Ourselves

Large Map Scale Mapping

  • Victorian Land Cover Time Series Released – ces.vic.gov.au
  • A New Interactive Map Shows All Four Million Buildings That Existed in New York City from 1939 to 1941 – openculture.com
  • Google Adds Colour and Detail to Its Maps – maproomblog.com
  • Pioneer study maps regions of Amazon tree flora and may help in future efforts at species conservation – news.mongabay.com

Maps Bringing People Together

  • The rise of collaborative mapping for the masses – devex.com
  • Ericsson and UNICEF launch global partnership to map school internet connectivity – unicef.org

Cartographic Industry News

  • Comprehensive Report on 3D Mapping and Modeling in Mapping Market Set to Witness Huge Growth by 2025 | Apple, Autodesk, Google, SAAB, Autodesk – scientect.com
  • Future of Mobile Mapping Market 2020 – scientect.com
  • Growth of Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) Market Size Report Till 2025 – express-journal.com

Cartography – Technically Speaking

Gatherings & Accolades

Cartography Opportunities, Sources, Resources & Research

Just Maps

Cartography – Discussions

Cartographic Horizons

  • Revolutionary Mapping Technology Brings TPC Courses to Life – golfaustralia

Under Construction

The Monetary Value of Maps

Imagery

Cartotherapy

eCARTO News July 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

  • Marie Tharp’s Adventures in Mapping the Seafloor, In Her Own Words – columbia.edu

Large Map Scale Mapping

Maps Historically Speaking

Cartographic Industry News

Cartography that visually attracts

Atlases

Cartography Opportunities, Sources, Resources & Research

Cartography – Discussions

  • Creativity, serendipity enhance CGA’s pivot to online classes – wm.edu
  • Why the world map froze – axios.com
  • Google Maps just got better for cyclists – cyclingtips.com

Cartographic Consequences

Thematic Cartography

The Significance of Borders

  • In a town of two nations, Belgian bars are shuttered. Dutch pubs will soon be open across the street – edition.cnn.com
  • SA-Victoria-NSW border dogleg leaves locals in state of confusion – abc.net.au

Cartography Out of This World

  • Sloan Digital Sky Survey Collaboration Releases New 3D Map of Universe – sci-news.com
  • The Most Exceptional Images of Earth from Space – flipboard.com
  • Astronomers Have Mapped Out an Enormous Structure in the Universe Called the South Pole Wall – universetoday.com

Cartotherapy

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