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eCARTO News June 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 – Nikita Slavin– Cartography M. Sc. Project

Cartographers & Explorers

Cartographic Applications

Maps Historically Speaking

Cartographic Industry News

  • Mapillary Team Joins Facebook to Aid Its Open Mapping Efforts – adweek.com
  • Global GIS Mapping Software Market Projected to Reach USD XX.XX billion by 2025 – medicinsider.com
  • 3D Mapping and 3D Modelling Market – 3wnews.org
  • Cloud-Based Mapping Service Market 2020 – medicinsider.com

White Spaces Cartography

  • This map shows where on Earth humans aren’t – nationalgeographic.com
  • Carte generale de la terre : appliquée a l’astronomie pour l’etude de la géographie terrestre et celeste – loc.gov
  • Mapping Earth’s deepest secrets – science.sciencemag.org
  • Interactive maps let Kiwis explore New Zealand’s lost continent of Zealandia – newshub.co.nz
  • Breathtaking new map of the X-ray Universe – bbc.com

Cartography Unleashed

Cartography Sources & Resources

Cartography – Discussions

Blue Cartography

Cartometry and Topology

Measurement and Monitoring

Related Technologies and Apps

  • Microdrones Enters the Third Dimension with New Mapping and LiDAR Surveying Equipment – uasweekly.com
  • The Evolution of Accurate Drone Mapping – suasnews.com
  • Revamped Maps app will be expanding to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada – macrumors.com
  • Large-scale early Maya sites in Mexico revealed by lidar mapping technology – nature.com

Cartotherapy

eCARTO News May 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.

Just Maps & Atlases

  • Mapa del Humbre de 2019 – wfp.org
  • An atlas fit for a Tudor queen – bl.uk
  • Lose Yourself in a Mesmerizing, Meticulous Map of the Met – alasoscura.com
  • 5,000 rare and unique maps are now available online – phys.org

Cartographers & Navigators

Citizen Cartography

  • How to Make an Illustrated Map in 8 Steps – nytimes.com
  • Travis Elborough: Maps for the mind during lockdown – hackneycitizen.co.uk
  • Curious City: In, Out, Above, Beyond Saint Paul – issuu.com
  • The M.T.A. vs. a D.I.Y. Cartographer – newyorker.com
  • Art Challenge: Readers Show Us How They Map Their Worlds – atlasobscura.com
  • Putting women on the map: Feminist cartographers are filling in urban design data gaps – scroll.in
  • During Lockdown, Google Maps Gives My Son a Way Out – wired.com
  • Young Kazakh entrepreneurs talk about their innovative projects – kazakh-tv.kz
  • What your Strava maps says about you – runningmagazine.ca

Maps Relating to Regions

Cartographic Industry News

  • Novum Intel – a new voice for Africa’s geospatial and location intelligence industry – novumintel.com
  • Google highlights accessible locations with new Maps feature – techcrunch.com
  • Navenio raises $11 million to bring indoor mapping and localization to hospitals – venturebeat.com
  • Aerial Mapping Firm Nearmap Expands Offerings for AEC – enr.com
  • HERE Technologies Moves Its XYZ Mapping Platform to General Availability – programmableweb.com
  • Introducing Crew, An Exciting New Propeller Platform Add-on That Brings Interactive Maps Into The Field – suasnews.com

Themed Cartography

Cartographic of Distant Locations

  • Antarctica: A brief history in maps, part 1 – bl.uk
  • Project aims to create first 4-D maps of Earth’s mantle – phys.org

Cartography Sources & Resources

Pictorial Cartography

Cartography and the Internet

Cartographic Representation of Motion

Cartographic Technologies and Apps

  • Mapping dry wildfire fuels with AI and new satellite data – phys.org
  • Five of the best online mapping apps – theguardian.com
  • VIDEO: C-MAP Reveal – fishingworld.com.au
  • Mapping Drones: The Remo-M is the Award Winning, Sophisticated Solution You’ve Never Heard Of (Yet) – dronelife.com

Toponomy

  • Inuit Place-Names Map Series of Nunavik – nunatop.com

Cartographic “What ifs”

eCARTO News April 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.

Just Maps

Women in Cartography

Other Cartographers

Cartographic Products

Cartographic Inquiry

  • When examining maps, understand their strengths and limitations – newsbreak.com
  • What are star charts? – space.com
  • Understanding Digital Technology and Fourth Industrial Revolution – lankaweb.com
  • Big Data and Urbanism: How to Organize Information for Optimal Application – archdaily.com
  • 6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Peters Map Projection – Green Garage – newslagoon.com

Cartographic Industry News

  • Lonely Planet: The Publisher That Shrank The World Is Now Itself Shrinking – independent.co.uk

Cartography related items

Podcasts

  • “Maps and Messages: Deconstructing Persuasive Cartography” –
    persuasivemaps.library.cornell.edu
  • “Indigenous and European Visualizations of the North West Passage” – youtu.be
  • 17 Fascinating World Map Oddities – Map Society of Wisconsin Lecture – youtube.com
  • Utah Public Radio. – upr.org
  • The British Library also has a map podcast. – bl.uk

Cartographic Reads

  • Out of Vietnam, Drawings of Displacement and Repression – hyperallergic.com
  • Terra Incognita by Jamie Kirkpatrick – talbotspy.org
  • Why old-fashioned paper maps are better than Google Maps – traveller.com.au
  • Times, FT and WaPo discover ‘real appetite’ for data-driven visual journalism on coronavirus – pressgazette.co.uk
  • How GIS Maps Go Viral – imiamaps.org
  • Why we explored two starkly different futures for the Earth in 50 years – nationalgeographic.com
  • Mapping the Future: Cartography Stages a Comeback – www.wired.com
  • How shipwreck hunter’s search for a sunken galleon and lost engraved stone could rewrite Australian history by proving the Spanish landed more than a CENTURY before Captain Cook – dailymail.co.uk
  • Excerpt: A Pirate’s pilfered atlas – nationalgeographic.com

Cartography Books & Resources

Cartography and Movies

Cartography – Quirky

Online Map Jigsaw

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

ICA News 73 now online

ICA News, Number 73, June 2019

We are pleased to announce that the 73rd issue of the ICA News is now available for download:

This issue of ICA News introduces our new Executive Committee and the most recent recipients of the ICA Awards. It contains a number of reports, photos and statistics from ICC 2019 held in Tokyo and invites us to Florence in 2021.

– Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News

Category: General News
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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

First joint meeting of the ICA Executive Committee and new Commissions in Gent

On 23–24 November the entire Executive Committee met for the first joint working meeting with the newly elected Commission chairs (List of Commissions). Altogether, 22 out of 28 Commissions were present during the meeting in Gent, either through their chair or vice-chair.

On two exciting, busy working days Commission representatives and ICA officials got to know each other (better), learned about administrative guidelines and procedures for a smooth cooperation and dedicated themselves to common strategic tasks for the next four years. The President pointed out once more the important role that Commissions play in our society – it is through commissions, where the actual thematic work of ICA will be done that finally brings forward our discipline, advances cartography as a science and sets the standards for the quality and usage of our work.

During the first day, the EC members and Commission representatives actively discussed «burning issues» for all commissions and how the society and members in general could even better help commissions to achieve their goals. The second day was followed by a presentation on the new ICA publication on the UN Sustainable Development Goals which was the successful result of a joint commission effort in the past. The final topic to conclude the meeting consisted of an intense discussion and group work on the best means and ways to join forces between commissions, which lead to already very concrete steps for the near future.

The next joint meeting of the Executive Committee and the ICA Commissions will take place on 19 September 2020 in Vienna on the occasion of the EuroCarto 2020 conference. ICA President Tim Trainor and Secretary General Thomas Schulz already look forward to this meeting and seeing the first results of our work commences in Gent.

We thank everyone present for making the long way to Belgium and actively participate in this fantastic meeting!

 

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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

Outcome of the first meeting of the new ICA Executive Committee in Gent

On 22 November the newly elected Executive Committee met for the first physical meeting during the 2019‒2023 term in Gent (Belgium).

A full day of intense discussions and a huge list of work items on the desk set out the agenda for ICA for the next four years. Following ICA’s Strategic Plan and the President’s motto, that «Maps make a difference» and that «Cartography is more relevant than ever today in an increasingly complex world», the EC discussed next steps and necessary actions in order to reach these goals and make our discipline and society visible and heard by decision makers and a larger audience.

The Executive Committee at the commission meeting in Ghent, Belgium

The Executive Committee at the commission meeting in Ghent, Belgium

Achieving the goals of the next term is of course a collaborative project that the EC, national members, affiliate members and ICA commissions need to undertake together. Every member of the Executive Committee has an important role to play in this context as a coordinator, enabler and facilitator. Hence, each EC member were given specific tasks and roles for the next four years. And all Vice-Presidents were assigned a liaison with commissions and working groups. The list of Liaisons for all current ICA commissions can be found here: https://icaci.org/executive-committee/

4 new Working Groups for the term 2019‒2023

As some of the strategic tasks that the new Executive Committee wants to tackle during the next term are very specific or transversal in character and not fully covered by existing commission work, four new Working Groups were set up by the EC during the meeting:

  • Cartography and Sustainable Development (Philippe De Maeyer)
  • Cartographic Body of Knowledge (Terje Midtbø)
  • History of ICA (László Zentai)
  • New Research Agenda in Cartography (Liqiu Meng)

The respective EC members (in brackets) will help with startup and organization, find members and supporters, and lay out the work schedule for the next 4 years.

Nominations of Heads of Committees and ICA Officers

Furthermore, the EC nominated the new Heads of ICA Committees and Officers to the ICA Secretariat who will help to keep the society running and inform members and the public in the best possible way through the various channels. Congratulations to the following nominations for the next term 2019-2023! It is a pleasure to work (or continue to work) together with this excellent team!

  • Publication Committee – Georg Gartner (AT)
  • Statutes and By-laws Committee – Derek Clarke (SA) & Christine Zanine (FR)
  • Selection of Award Recipients Committee – Ferjan Ormeling (NL)
  • eCarto Newsletter Editor – David Fraser (AU)
  • ICA News Editor – Igor Drecki (NZ)
  • ICA Webmasters – Manuela Schmidt & Felix Ortag (AT)
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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
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