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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 September 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.

Borders and Centres

  • FEMA releases new flood map, adds about 1,100 structures in south Bismarck – msn.com
  • Map shows England areas most at risk from fuel poverty this winter – yahoo.com
  • Rising rivers don’t necessarily follow the lines on a map – hcn.org
  • On tiny Hans Island, Denmark and Canada create world’s newest land border – bigthink.com
  • From bus routes to gutters, tech-savvy youth map Mali’s capital – africanews.com
  • Mapping of Indigenous lands ramps up in Indonesia – news.mongabay.com

Here Today Gone Tomorrow

  • Ghost islands of the Arctic: The world’s ‘northern-most island’ isn’t the first to be erased from the map – alaska-native-news.com
  • New Map of Mars Shows Where It Was Once Covered in Water – gizmodo.com.au
  • Perspectives | In Baku, mapping change and memory – Eurasianet
  • Mapping India: How Madras pioneered a new age of surveys and maps – The Hindu
  • New study of the Gough map shows what might be the lost islands of Welsh folklore – phys.org
  • We’ve made a map of dark matter but still don’t know what it is, and that’s okay – sciencefocus.com
  • UH astronomers map distances to 56,000 galaxies, largest-ever catalog – hawaii.edu

Tutorials & Opportunities

Transport mapping

  • FlightPath3D Interactive Route Map Debuts on Air Canada – prnewswire.com
  • The History of the London Underground Map by Caroline Roope review – the lines of beauty – theguardian.com
  • Are you tempted by this app that links video and 3D mapping of your rides?  – road.cc

Technology

  • Google reveals useful iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets for Maps – Trusted Reviews
  • Large-scale Mapping in all terrains made easier with IG Drones Delta 400 – business-standard.com
  • Growing Popularity of Drones for Mapping Purposes – yahoo.com
  • Apple Maps vs. Google Maps – which one is best? – techradar.com

Exploring our World

Flora & Fauna Mapping

  • Scientists Are Mapping New York City Wildlife. And We Don’t Mean Rats, Squirrels or Pigeons – columbia.edu
  • Here’s an Interactive Map that Will Allow You to Plan a Precise Fall Foliage Road Trip – goodnewsnetwork.org
  • Putting sharks on the map: A new standard to identify important habitats – phys.org/news
  • Click here for P.E.I. oysters: new interactive map promotes Island shellfish – cbc.ca
  • New mapping tools helping to protect seagrass in Dorset – miragenews.com

Climate & Weather Mapping

  • There’s a new map of climate disasters in America – msn.com
  • Hurricane Ian tracker: Map and projected storm path – washingtonpost.com
  • Satellites to map ocean clouds that keep Earth cool – miragenews.com

Mapping the Environment

  • New mapping tool to support search for high-quality nature-based carbon credits – miragenews.com
  • Mapping the Great Lakes – record-eagle.com
  • This strange-looking robot boat is mapping Lake Erie’s lake bed – cleveland.com
  • Nasa ‘street view’ map of Mars lets you hike across red planet – metro.co.uk
  • Researchers map streamflow alterations to gauge human impact on ecosystems – phys.org
  • Study creates maps of noisiest areas in Taipei – taipeitimes.com

Cartography as Art

  • Ground Plan, 2003; 2009 – mca.com.au
  • Ever Noticed All the Mysterious Maps in Vermeer’s Paintings? Here’s What They Mean – news.artnet.com
  • Troy Museum depicts Trojan War using 3D mapping – dailysabah.com

 

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eCARTO News August 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

Tutorials & Opportunities

Just Maybe

Science and Exploration

  • New water map of Mars will prove invaluable for future exploration – esa.int
  • NASA releases Jupiter images from James Webb telescope ahead of Artemis rocket launch to moon – abc.net.au
  • Naval Oceanography Visits France – navy.mil
  • Milky Way’s secrets revealed by massive space probe map – gulfnews.com
  • Robot boat maps Pacific underwater volcano – bbc.com
  • Upward propagation of gigantic jets revealed by 3D radio and optical mapping – science.org
  • New 3D cosmic map reveals 1 million previously hidden galaxies – space.com
  • Moon Features You Can See From Earth’s Southern Hemisphere (square) – planetary.org

News through the Lens of Maps

Indoor Mapping

  • Pivo Wins 2022 PropTech Real Estate Indoor Mapping Solution Award – einnews.com

Technology

Borders and Centres

Fringe

  • Ground Plan, 2003; 2009 – mca.com.au
  • Satirical cartography: a century of American humor in twisted maps – bigthink.com
  • Cartography and Topographic Mapping – journals.lww.com
  • Crossword: Discover unique maps that chart the ocean floor and guide aliens to Earth – gulfnews.com

 

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eCARTO News July 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.

Insights

Mapping the Environment

  • Reforming coral reefs using 3D printing – ScienceDaily
  • Suitability of the global forest cover change map to assess climatic megadisturbance impacts on remote tropical forests – nature.com
  • NOAA joins worldwide ocean floor mapping effort – msn.com

Opportunities

Publications

  • Introducción a los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) aplicados al catastro – nosolosig.com
  • Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization, Fourth Edition – routledge.com
  • Martin Waldseemüller’s ‘Carta marina’ of 1516 – Chet Van Duzer

Cartography Related Publications

  • The Cartographers – Peng Shepherd
  • Crucial Maps in the Early Cartography and Place-Nomenclature of the Atlantic Coast of Canada – JSTOR
  • The Cartographic Capital – cambridge.org
  • A History of Cartography in India – outlookindia.com
  • Radical Cartographies – Participatory Mapmaking from Latin America – utexas.edu
  • Horizons – A Global History of Science – news9live.com
  • ‘Bos’ Schoolatlas der geheele aarde’ – uu.nl

This is Tomorrow Calling

  • The Internet Needs You-Are-Here Maps – WIRED
  • Map of BC’s “Petrofuture” shows sea-level rise in 1,000 years – dailyhive.com
  • Omagh’s history brought to life by digital walking trail – BBC News
  • 3D Map Platform for Bringing the Real World into the Metaverse – UASweekly
  • The New Precision – At Scale – forbes.com
  • ‘Underground maps’ segment cities using fashion, AI – Cornell Chronicle
  • The smart city is a perpetually unrealized utopia – MIT Technology Review
  • “Artificial Intelligence Is Definitely Not Just a Hype” – gim-international.com
  • How the Geospatial Industry is Embracing AI – gim-international.com
  • Building a Digital Twin for Germany – gim-international.com
  • Army’s Synthetic Training Environment harnesses evolving mapping technology – The U S Army
  • Sensor breakthrough paves way for groundbreaking map of world under Earth surface – ScienceDaily
  • The UK’s wee military recon drones will double as cartographers – popsci.com

Out of This World

Restoring the Past

  • 50-year-old map ‘Picture of the world’ restored – muscatdaily.com
  • De papieren atlassen zijn niet aan te slepen. Wat maakt ze zo onweerstaanbaar? – volkskrant.nl

The Art of Cartography

  • One man and his compass: Meet the cartographer-turned-artist bringing snow to life – Euronews
  • Cartographer Olaus Magnus’ Map of Sea Monsters – finebooksmagazine.com
  • Former Map Maker Walks for Hours in Snow To Create Giant Geometric Patterns in Snowfields – mymodernmet.com

Interactive

  • UNAOC and UNOSAT Launch Interactive Map of Religious Sites in Sweden Mirage News – UNAOC

A Light-Hearted Look

  • Satirical cartography: a century of American humor in twisted maps – Big Think
  • Top 17 Best Scratch off Maps June 2022 – Bestgamingpro

 

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eCARTO News June 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.

Featured

Mapping the Environment

  • Alcis releases public web map of Afghanistan earthquake – pajhwok.com
  • Antarctica: Southern Ocean floor mapped in greatest ever detail – bbc.com
  • Scientists and students onboard to map East coast tsunami risk – newcastle.edu.au
  • Scientists Map Yellowstone’s Underground ‘Plumbing’ – smithsonianmag.com
  • Google Maps now shows the air quality around you – gsmarena.com
  • ‘Nature has priority’: Rewilding map showcases nature-led restoration – news.mongabay.com

Exposes & reviews

Cartography Books

The Comos

  • NASA Mars Orbiter Releasing One of Its Last Rainbow-Colored Maps – jpl.nasa.gov
  • Gravitational wave ‘radar’ could help map the invisible universe – sciencenews.org
  • Gaia continues quest for the ultimate sky map – bbc.com
  • Comet-mapping mission gets the go-ahead – imperial.ac.uk
  • New maps of asteroid Psyche reveal an ancient world of metal and rock – /news.mit.edu
  • Scientists map sulfur residue on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa – phys.org
  • Astronomers map violent star formation in nebula outside our galaxy – miragenews.com
  • China releases world’s ‘most detailed’ map of Moon – timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Mapping Applications

  • Satellite mapping helps farmers drill down on pasture
  • Map: See top 50 best French towns and cities to live in in 2022 – connexionfrance.com
  • Digital mapping reveals network of settlements thrived in pre-Columbian Amazon – theguardian.com
  • Dubai project to design digital maps for driverless vehicles – khaleejtimes.com

Cartographers

Industry

Fringe

  • She hacked an old knitting machine to weave the universe into a work of art – theage.com.au
  • Canada and Denmark sign deal to divide uninhabited Arctic island – cbc.ca
  • Google Maps has become a game with Geoguesser — and Trevor Rainbolt has mastered it – npr.org
  • Google Maps has launched a cool and fascinating new ‘time travel’ feature – timeout.com
  • Getting lost with Google Maps – khaleejtimes.com

 

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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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