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eCARTO News March 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.

Investigative cartography

  • Signs of 1906 earthquake revealed in mapping of offshore northern San Andreas Fault – sciencedaily.com
  • Mapping changes in housing in sub-Saharan Africa from 2000 to 2015 – nature.com
  • Mozambique’s Cyclone: Mapping the Destruction of Idai – nytimes.com
  • Mapping the ravages of guns, traps and bulldozers on biodiversity – uq.edu.au
  • Mapping genocide in Khulna – thedailystar.net
  • World’s Largest Salt Cave Discovered in Israel – And It’s Still Growing – 1.cbn.com
  • Global database maps fashion factories to crack down on slavery – sightmagazine.com.au
  • The ‘Atlas of Inequality’ Maps Micro-Level Segregation – citylab.com
  • Mapping the Coal Ash Contamination – earthjustice.org
  • These maps show how hard it is to measure inequality in English council areas – citymetric.com
  • BC Coroners launch interactive map for unidentified human remains – vancouverisawesome.com

Cartographic Applications

  • Huckelberry Maps Locate Hungry Grizzly Bears – futurity.org
  • An ambitious project aims to map the entire ocean floor. It could also open it up to mining – abc.net.au
  • Mapping Europe’s ecosystems key to ensuring their future health and resilience – eea.europa.eu
  • TravelTime maps API lets users search by time rather than distance – searchengineland.com
  • State Geologist, Partners Create New Surface Geology Maps for Massachusetts – umass.edu
  • What the new mapping system means for farmers – agriland.ie
  • ASU center announces Hawaii coral reef conservation program in partnership with Lenfest Ocean Program – asunow.asu.edu

Out of This World

  • NASA Will Need Your Help Mapping Asteroid Bennu – space.com
  • Mapping on Mars with LiDAR-equipped space drones – spatialsource.com.au
  • CHIME: Mapping the Early Universe – space.com
  • 60-Second Astro News: Cannonball Pulsar & Mapping a Star from Afar – skyandtelescope.com
  • Drone Maps Icy Lava Tube in Iceland in Preparation for Cave Exploration on the Moon and Mars – seti.org

Opinion

  • How Fiji changed the way we travel – uipress.uiowa.edu
  • The Geospatial Cloud: Fast Insights Into Big Data – forbes.com
  • ‘It’s time for a new model’: How mapping is changing emergency response – smartcitiesdive.com
  • USTelecom: Reinventing broadband mapping is needed to close the digital divide – cnet.com
  • How land grabbers co-opt indigenous ritual traditions in Papua: Q&A with anthropologist Sophie Chao – news.mongabay.com

Cartographic Resources & Opportunities

Cartography – People

Neat Cartography

Cartography That Worries

  • China destroys 30,000 maps because they don’t list Taiwan and state in north India as its territory – independent.co.uk
  • Your iPhone keeps a map of everywhere you go —d how to find it and turn it off – news.com.au

Related Technology

  • Wingcopter – wingcopter.com
  • Terra For Drone Software Vendors as DJI Launches Mapping & Modeling Tool – dronelife.com
  • Uber drives Middle East mapping push ahead of IPO: source – reuters.com
  • Does the Phantom 4 RTK replace Ground Control Points for Drone Mapping? – dronedj.com
  • Latest Report on Automotive Digital Mapping Market by Growth, Size, Share and Forecast Till 2023 | Global Key Players are Google, Apple, ESRI, Autonavi, Microsoft, Tomtom – openpr.com
  • Global Airborne LiDAR Market Outlook 2017-2019 & 2026 – Increasing Demand for 3D Imaging – ResearchAndMarkets.com – apnews.com

eCARTO News February 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.

Cartographic Applications

Contributing cartography

  • The drone pilot whose maps are saving lives in Zanzibar – bbc.com
  • This scary map shows how climate change will transform your city – wired.com
  • Making maps to protect fishing villages around Chennai – india.mongabay.com
  • At least 50 ancient Irish monuments discovered during summer using Google Maps – irishcentral.com

Cartographic Conundrums

  • If sea levels rise and Pacific nations go under water — what happens to maritime boundaries? – abc.net.au
  • Why large swathes of countries are censored on Google Maps – abc.net.au

Industry News

  • Monster Map-Making Marriage Gives Birth to Global Standards War – thedrive.com
  • Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Final U.S. States – macrumors.com
  • Dutch mapping company TomTom explains why it’s betting on Microsoft’s cloud – businessinsider.com.au
  • 3D cm achieved with UAV/van mapping system MapKITE – gpsworld.com
  • Google Maps ‘AR update’ makes sure you’ll never get lost again – news.com.au

Cartographic Resources & Opportunities

  • International Symposium on Applied Geoinformatics – isag2019.sempozyumu.net
  • Global Lake Mapping and Bathymetry Market 2019 – 2023 Industry Dynamics, Segmentation, Regional Outlook and Competition Analysis – slapcoffee.com
  • Global Automotive Digital Mapping Market By 2023: Revenue, Price, Market Share, Product Type, Manufacturers, Growth Rate – b2breportsnews.com
  • Global 3D Mapping And Modeling Market Insight Report 2019 – Blender, Trimble, Apple Inc, Airbus Defence & Space – dailynewsinsights.com

History

Map related

  • New Mapping Software Creates Digital Atlas of Street Signs – govtech.com
  • Magnetic north just changed. Here’s what that means. – nationalgeographic.com
  • Augmented Reality Is The Operating System Of The Future. AR Cloud Is How We Get There – forbes.com

National Mapping

  • Ordnance Survey to launch mapping drone – bbc.com
  • China strengthens map printing rules, forbidding publications printed for overseas clients from being circulated in the country – globaltimes.cn
  • Ikea apologises after leaving New Zealand off a map – bbc.com

Cartographic tracks

  • The Strange Sight of GPS Map Art – smithjournal.com.au
  • Adelaide pilot leaves ‘I’m bored’ message and graffiti on flight radar – abc.net.au
  • Strava art: Perth cycling group Fight Club at it again with map of numbat – abc.net.au
  • The most impressive Strava GPS drawings we’ve seen so far – wareable.com
  • Strava introduces new finger-swipe route mapping feature – cyclingtips.com

Cartographic Opinion

  • Google Maps vs Apple Maps – Which app is truly the best for getting around? – express.co.uk
  • Is RTK the Future of Drone Mapping – heliguy.com
  • Google Maps unreliable on our country roads – thewest.com.au
  • Were the British really the first Europeans to sight Australia? – news.com.au
  • Crowdsourced maps should help driverless cars navigate our cities more safely – technologyreview.com
  • Video games could teach spatial skills lost to a society dependent on devices – theconversation.com
  • Scottish stone circle isn’t so ancient after all, archaeologists say – arstechnica.com

eCARTO News January 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.

Feature

  • Why paper maps still matter in the digital age – stl.news
  • Are paper maps making a comeback? – ft.com
  • Who among us can live without digital maps? But paper maps feed our brains (and they don’t need Wi-Fi) – chicagotribune.com

Cartographic Memories

Mapping Topography

  • Historic Topographic Maps Pushed Into 3D – kottke.org

Cartographic Applications

Cartographic Complications

Cartographers

  • His artwork is typically thrown away. Now people raised $590K to put it on their coffee tables. – denverpost.com
  • The Man Behind Most of the Ski Maps in America – outsideonline.com
  • “Cartography for Peace“: Suzana Queiroga expõe sobre a paz, no Porto – infocul.pt
  • The little-known story of how one man turned the Grand Canyon into an icon – azcentral.com

Cartographic Resources and Opportunities

Industry News

  • Tom Tom, Navman and Garmin forced to remove ‘lifetime’ claims from advertising campaigns – mumbrella.com.au
  • Garmin updates cartography, introduces transducer – tradeonlytoday.com
  • Global Electronic Cartography System Market 2019 by Segment Forecasts – fmrblog.com
  • Mapillary puts 186 million AI-generated map features on the map in their latest push to make maps more detailed and up-to-date globally – directionsmag.com

Cartographic Interactives

Cartographic Opinion

  • Google Maps vs Apple Maps – Which app is truly the best for getting around? – express.co.uk
  • Is RTK the Future of Drone Mapping – heliguy.com
  • Google Maps unreliable on our country roads – thewest.com.au
  • Were the British really the first Europeans to sight Australia? – news.com.au
  • Crowdsourced maps should help driverless cars navigate our cities more safely – technologyreview.com
  • Video games could teach spatial skills lost to a society dependent on devices – theconversation.com
  • Scottish stone circle isn’t so ancient after all, archaeologists say – arstechnica.com

eCARTO News December 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.

Feature

Cartographic Memories

  • 19 Amazing Vintage Photos That Show How People Worked Before AutoCAD – boredpanda.com
  • Ancient Astronomical Alignments: Reading and Mapping the Stars at Early Advanced Civilization Sites ancient – ancient-origins.net
  • Archaeologists map centuries of history beneath world’s oldest cathedral – arstechnica.com
  • How a Doomed Arctic Voyage Presaged Transpolar Flights – maritime-executive.com

Mapping Topography

  • Researchers made 3D laser maps of Northern Nevada and the data is available to anyone online – rgj.com
  • Nasa’s IceSat space laser makes height maps of Earth – bbc.com

Cartographic Applications

Whoops!

  • Every significant military facility in Israel and Turkey was just exposed by a Russian mapping service – qz.com
  • How to submit corrections for Apple Maps labels – macworld.com
  • This interactive map shows how wrong we picture the world – fastcompany.com
  • Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us – theguardian.com

Cartography and Transport

  • Grad is messing up the world’s largest community’s data in Southeast Asia – techcrunch.com
  • Porsche wants you to use maps for exploration – not navigation – wired.com

Industry News

  • This Startup is Challenging Google Maps – and It Needs Your Help – wired.com
  • Apple patent shows off immersive AR maps projected from iPhone – 9to5mac.com

Cartographic Resources

Cartography – related technologies

  • Rock star Brian May revives Victorian virtual reality – bbc.com
  • Drone mapping tech changes disaster assessments – krcrtv.com
  • 2019 Predictions for the Commercial Drone Industry with Michael Singer – expouav.com
  • GPS may be foiling one-way Blackfriars Bridge – lfpress.com
  • The global distribution and trajectory of tidal flats – nature.com

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
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