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eCARTO News November 2018

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 Technologies

  • Google wants to improve your smart home with iRobot’s room maps – theverge.com
  • Hovermap drones dive underground to autonomously map mines and tunnels – newatlas.com
  • USGS: Airplane to map geology of southeast MO, southern IL – kfvs12.com

Investigative Cartography

Opinion

Thematic Maps

Crowd Source Mapping

  • Crowd-mapping gender equality – a powerful tool for shaping a better city launches in Melbourne – theconversation.com
  • How volunteer cartographers are mapping epidemics and atrocities – economist.com

Cartographic Anomalies

  • A Journey to a Morrocan Village Frozen in Time – bbc.com
  • Four ‘invisible countries’ that could redraw the world map – abc.net.au
  • Google Maps: Wrong directions leave young woman stranded in Arizona desert for FIVE days – express.co.uk
  • I got lost in the New West crime map rabbit hole – newwestrecord.ca

Industry News

  • Google adds indoor positioning to Android’s Find My Device – arstechnica.com
  • Apple confirms pedestrian-level Maps data collection, initially limited to California – appleinsider.com
  • 5 Startups Doing HD Mapping for Autonomous Vehicles – nanalyze.com
  • New quantum technology to counteract GPS hacking – financialexpress.com
  • Subterranean drone mapping startup Emesent raises $2.5M to autonomously delve the deep – techcrunch.com
  • Garmin redefines marine cartography with the introduction of BlueChart g3 and LakeVü g3 with Navionics integration – businesswire.com

Cartographic Resources

  • Map Section of the Statistical Abstract of Israel – cbs.gov.il
  • An Atlas of Literary Maps Created by Great Authors: J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island & More – openculture.com
  • Christmas all mapped out – theguardian.com
  • The History of the World Map by Map – geekdad.com

Cartographic uncertainty

  • Ireland’s border: mapping the emotional landscape of the across and in-between – theconversation.com

Publications

  • Call: Special issue on Interactive 3D Cartography – mdpi.com

eCARTO News October 2018

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 reveals

Cartographers and Users

Opinion

The Power of Maps

Cartographic Developments

  • Like Uber, but for Cartographers – citylab.com
  • Google Maps will now navigate to your favorite electric car charging station – qz.com
  • Seafloor mapping XPRIZE final will be in the Mediterranean, off Greek coast – bbc.com
  • Man Wearing Apple Maps Backpack Surveying San Francisco on Foot – macrumors.com
  • Adding the third dimension to marine conservation – uq.edu.au
  • There’s no Google Maps for self-driving cars, so this startup is building it – technologyreview.com

Cartographic Applications

Cartographic Accountability

  • Google and Apple taken to task over inaccurate travel estimates – abc.net.au
  • Banning the box: Why Scotland’s Shetland Islands declared war on ‘lazy’ mapping practices – nationalpost.com
  • Why Does Google Maps Not Recognize Palestine or its Roads? – albawaba.com
  • Are you sure that digital map is accurate? – afr.com

Industry News

  • FOSS4G State of Map Conference – Oceania – foss4g-oceania.org
  • Geo Dubai street mapping car to do 3D mapping of Dubai – gulfnews.com
  • Phantom 4 RTK Launched Globally Today: DJI’s Ultimate Mapping Solution – dronelife.com
  • TomTom shares slide 13 percent after Volvo contract loss – reuters.com

Fringe

  • Sensors on top of Bendigo garbage trucks mapping the strength of free Internet of Things signal – bendigoadvertiser.com.au
  • Wizards, Moomins and pirates: the magic and mystery of literary maps – theguardian.com

eCARTO News September 2018

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.

Historical Cartography

Cartographers

Opinion

Cartographic Insights

Cartographic Developments

  • New World Map That Accurately Shows Earth in 2D Created by Scientists – newsweek.com
  • Robots ahoy! Mapping Earth’s surface – bbc.com
  • Microdrones – Real world BVLOS corridor mapping in Germany – suasnews.com
  • The USGS Is Now Mapping Space To Mine Extraterrestrial Resources – forbes.com

Cartographic Guidance

Cartographic Research

  • Researcher explores what causes maps to go viral on the web – phys.org

Industry News

Curious Cartography

250 years ago: Cook – Navigator and Cartographer

  • Captain Cook set sail for Australia 250 years ago. Who was he and was he eaten by cannibals? – news.com.au

Fringe

eCARTO News August 2018

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

Cartographic Products

  • All The Public Saunas In Finland – brilliantmaps.com
  • The Travel Guides That Charted Our World – bbc.com
  • Cartography and Cadastre Bureau launched the English version of “The Walking Routes Map” and the thematic website – gcs.gov.mo
  • The World’s Newest, Most Gloriously Designed Maps – atlasobscura.com
  • Reality Check: Mapping the global heatwave – bbc.com

Industry News

  • Google Maps now zooms out to a globe instead of a flat Earth – engadget.com
  • TomTom reaches mapping milestone: 1.5 billion updates in a single month – automotiveworld.com
  • Mapping Floods in Nghe An Province – Vietnam using DLR TSX-1 Satellite Images – reliefweb.int
  • Edgybees develops augmented reality, 3D mapping solution for militaries – janes.com

Cartographic Guidance

Sharing Cartography

Cartographic Products for Sale

Cartographic Publications

Cartographers

  • See Beauty Through The Eyes Of A Master Cartographer – opb.org
  • A love of maps leads retired St. Peters cartographer to unique collections – stltoday.com
  • A Conversation With Motorcycle Mad Maps Founder Jenny Lefferts – cycleworld.com

Animated and Interactive Cartography

Opinion

Odd Spot

  • Wind delays launch of European wind-mapping satellite – euobserver.com
  • Google Maps’ strangest objects revealed – including ‘Atlantis, aliens and MH370’ – dailystar.co.uk

eCARTO News July 2018

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

Cartographic Resources

Industry News

  • Esri launches indoor mapping solution – geospatial-solutions.com
  • Introducing Apple Maps 2.0: Has Google met its mapping match? – istart.com.au
  • Facebook is recruiting mapping experts to help map the world – cnbc.com
  • Smartwatch review: rugged Garmin Fenix 5 Plus a worthy upgrade with great functionality and offline music playback – scmp.com

Cartography & Emergency Management

Mapping The Environment

  • New magnetic anomaly map helps unveil Antarctica – phys.org
  • Dalhousie researchers track right whales by mapping food sources – cbc.ca
  • Mapping climate corridors – sciencedaily.com
  • Mapping species range shifts under recent climatic changes – sciencedaily.com
  • Pulse of the polar vortex revealed: A key to mapping future storms – sciencedaily.com

Atlases

Cartography

  • An Ingenious Way To Hide A Map  bbc.com
  • The Melbourne Map – mailchi.mp
  • Maps of Scotland by Commercial Map Makers – maps.nls.uk
  • OS Maps of Scotland now online – maps.nls.uk
  • Mapping China’s frontline: the Yangtze at 100km intervals – a photo essay – theguardian.com
  • Pluto and Charon Shine in Most Detailed Topographical Maps Ever – space.com
  • The Football Atlas: the illustrations putting the World Cup on the map – theguardian.com

Investment in Cartography

  • Pooh’s original Hundred-Acre Wood map sells for auction record – reuters.com

Animations

  • Ucayali River (Peru), 1985-2013 – youtube.com
  • Human Population Through Time – youtube.com
  • Maps reveal hidden truths of the world’s cities – bbc.com
  • Introducing EarthTime: animations which show how our planet is changing – weforum.org

Opinion

eCARTO News June 2018

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

Cartography’s Support Structure

  • EuroGeographics Signs Production Agreement with Germany’s Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy – gim-international.com
  • A Thorough Documentation Of China Electronic Cartography System Market Through 2018 To 2025 – sportsalexa.com
  • Indonesia Electronic Cartography System Market Analysis 2018-2025: Questale Report – bitzradar.com
  • Belarus, Russia team up for scientific projects in geodesy, cartography – eng.belta.by

Cartographic Resources

Cartography Fixes

  • ‘Nobody puts Shetland in a box – bbc.com
  • ‘Alternative Maps’ challenges everything you thought you knew about cartography – mashable.com
  • Radio 4 asked where the North began and people got quite worked up – inews.co.uk
  • Don’t Be Duped, This Is The True Size Of Africa – face2faceafrica.com
  • Almost half of Portugal’s students can’t find country on map – theportugalnews.com

Mapping the World

  • Facebook is recruiting mapping experts to help map the world – cnbc.com
  • Mapping the Price of Beer Around the World – visualcapitalist.com
  • Mapping the Acoustic Environment Two Hearing Aids at a Time – iotevolutionworld.com
  • Origins of ordinary things: Maps – newtimes.co
  • Maps reveal hidden truths of the world’s cities – bbc.com
  • FATMAP Puts The Whole World In High Definition With Beautiful 3D Maps – forbes.com

Cartography

Maps

  • The Urban Good – London National Park City map – urbangood.org
  • Thomas Guide Maps: The Rise And Fall of LA’s Directional Holy Grail – laist.com
  • Oldest map of Ireland puts us on the edge of the world – irishtimes.com
  • World’s first atlas sheds light on cartography – hurriyetdailynews.com
  • Michael Raisch Talks The Illustrated Football Atlas – thesefootballtimes.co
  • A beautiful collection of rare maps shows how the world viewed India over the centuries – qz.com
  • In a Novel, Mystical Maps and Intertwined Journeys Through Syria – nytimes.com

eCARTO News May 2018

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.

Investigative Cartography

  • The Dutch City With A Constantly Changing Name – bbc.com
  • The Surprisingly Simple Apps Pilots Use To Make Your Flight Better – wired.com
  • This Prohibition-era map is a love letter to alcohol – bigthink.com
  • This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating – theverge.com
  • Apparently, All Roads Do Lead to Rome – archdaily.com
  • The History Of Mapping Australia – indonesiaexpat.biz
  • World’s largest collection of ocean garbage is twice the size of Texas – usatoday.com

 Cartography’s Deep Dark Secrets

  • Conspiracy to keep New Zealand off world maps  – nzherald.co.nz
  • MapLab: The Cartography of Chaos – citylab.com
  • Communism, Cartography and the Creation of Thai Identity – international.thenewslens.com
  • The Road to Prohibition Was Due North of the Gulf of Wretchedness, According to These Maps – vinepair.com
  • Mapping Out Missing and Murdered Native Women: ‘I Would Want My Story to Have Meaning’ – rewire.news
  • Why Nigeria’s Next Population Census May Be Hampered- Investigation – newsghana.com.gh
  • ‘We Do Not Have The Right To Condone Or Ignore The Distortion Of Historical And Geographical Truth’  memri.org
  • Why Ancient Mapmakers Were Terrified of Blank Spaces – news.nationalgeographic.com

Cartographic Snippets

  • Sign Language – thereader.com
  • ‘Alternative Maps’ challenges everything you thought you knew about cartography – mashable.com
  • A study of our domestic space – timesofmalta.com
  • Vladimir Putin is Redrawing The Map of The World to Reflect How Russia Sees It
  • Gap apologizes after Chinese netizens slam it for T-shirt with incomplete China map – globaltimes.cn
  • A Few of My Favorite Spaces: The Moser Spindle – blogs.scientificamerican.com
  • Relief Model of Switzerland – srf.ch
  • What’s the Longest Straight Path You Could Sail without Touching Land? – newsweek.com
  • What is the longest distance a person can travel (on Earth, on land) in a straight line without having to cross a sea or ocean? – quora.com

 Cartography Bringing People Together

 Mapping Archives

 Cartography in its infancy

  • Newtown boy shows impressive cartography skills – ulsterherald.com
  • Shoestring cartography: Family creates ‘best map ever’ of Denali’s summit – newsminer.com
  • Google made some poor soul run a crab gauntlet for Street View – cnet.com

eCARTO News April 2018

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.

Investigative Cartography

Opinion

Cartographic Opportunities and Resources

Industry

  • NavVis Marks Breakthrough in Reality Capture Technology with New Indoor Mobile Mapping System – satnews.com
  • Carmera to provide live mapping services for Renovo’s automated mobility ecosystem – traffictechnologytoday.com
  • A Geo-Odyssey of UAS LiDAR Mapping – insideunmannedsystems.com
  • Map Maker Aims to Be Silicon Valley Conduit to China’s Car Market – bloomberg.com
  • Mapbox Hires Former Tesla Autopilot Designer to Rethink Driverless-Car Maps – wsj.com
  • EarthSense adds PM2.5 to MappAir pollution map – airqualitynews.com
  • MRTouch Turns Any Physical Surface Into A Mixed Reality Touch Screen – tomshardware.com
  • Better-performing mapping system searches the streets – newatlas.com

Mapping Beyond Terra-firma

  • Constellations of State Fragility – die-gdi.del
  • How a Star Mapping Satellite Could Find Alien Life – popularmechanics.com
  • Galactic Archaeology and the key to Mapping Star DNA – edgylabs.com
  • It’s Full of Stars: New 3-D Milky Way Map Could Settle Debate over Who Discovered the First Exoplanet – scientificamerican.com
  • Map of Arctic Claims – cor.europa.eu
  • Mystery shipwreck found off West Australian coast a thrill for mapping team – abc.net.au
  • The Quest to Map the Mysteries of the Ocean Floor – bbc.com
  • Behind The Quest To Map The Seabed by 2030 – newsdeeply.com
  • Seafloor map shows why Greenland’s glaciers melt at different rates – sciencenews.org

Cartography Projects

Cartography of the Untamed

eCARTO News March 2018

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 Products and Components

Our World

Cartographers

  • Waldo R. Tobler – edhat.com
  • This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating – theverge.com
  • The Dutch Invented Global Logistics: A History Lesson – forbes.com

Opinion

  • Why Experts Can’t Agree on the Lengths of the World’s Coastlines – mentalfloss.com

Cartographic Opportunities and Resources

Industry

Cartography and Politics

  • India’s New Map Restriction Policy 2017 is an old wine in a new bottle – geospatialworld.net
  • The Problem With America’s New National Broadband Map – citylab.com
  • Ecological citizenship encourages transcending of territory, says expert – tribuneindia.com

Cartography Untamed

Cartography Lite

  • Strava art: Perth cycling group Fight Club at it again with map of numbat – .abc.net.au
  • Cutest Cartography Project Ever: Google Maps Launches ‘Pup View’ – observer.com

eCARTO News February 2018

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.

ICA Facebook Posts

Cartographic Opportunities and Resources

Industry

History through Cartography

The Politics in Cartography

Cartographic Analysis

Cartographic Products

  • Strava heatmap: Fitness activity data shows someone cutting laps around Pyongyang – abc.net.au
  • UKHO Produces ENC with One Meter Depth Contours to Support Navigation in the Bristol Channel – maritime-executive.com
  • Dutch UAV First to Map Remote Tropical Island in 50 Years – gim-international.com
  • Minimalist City Street Maps Made From Layers of Laser-Cut Wood – mymodernmet.com
  • Scaling Law and Tobler’s Law for Charaterizing Asymmetries in Geography – researchgate.net

People in Cartography

Cartography – Going once, twice –sold!

Cartography Lite

  • Colourful cartography: Studio MUTT creates homage to Ordnance Survey in the Lake District – architectsjournal.co.uk
  • The Maps From Your Favorite Fantasy Novels Are On Display Now At This Special Exhibition At Harvard – bustle.com
  • Defense Ministry confirms discovery of new island by school students – arctic.ru
  • 10 Awesome Holiday Gifts for Map Lovers – news.nationalgeographic.com
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