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eCARTO News May 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.

Featured

Industry news

Cartography for Social Change

  • Using Maps as a Weapon to Resist Extractive Industries on Indigenous Territories – resilience.org
  • Cartographers for Social Equality – The West Wing – youtube.com
  • Maps show how CNN lost America to Fox News – bigthink.com
  • Counter-mapping: cartography that lets the powerless speak – theguardian.com

Cartographic Resources & Opportunities

  • Book Review – Sun and Moon: A History of Astronomy, Photography, and Cartography – outerplaces.com
  • Best virtual cartography apps and software – en.softonic.com
  • Astonishing Growth: Electronic Cartography Market by Types, Functions, Applications, and Geography: Trends, Forecasts and Market Estimates 2019-2024 – gizmoposts.com
  • Beyond the Horizon: The Mopelia Collection of Fine Atlases and Travel Books – finebooksmagazine.com

Cartographic Products

  • Moon landing marked by new Ordnance Survey map – bbc.com
  • U of A Geosciences Professor Discovers Rare Original Maps – news.uark.edu
  • The inbis channel: The most complete submarine cartography – sciencedaily.com

Opinion

Cartographers & Dabblers

  • Prize-winning PhD candidates examine the gig economy and Indigenous cartography in documentary films – concordia.ca
  • The boy who draws the world in minutes: Seven-year-old can map the globe after memorising every country and capital – dailymail.co.uk
  • Cartographic technician job in Anchorage, Alaska – Department of the Interior – lemonwire.com
  • Green and Grand: John Wesley Powell and the West That Wasn’t – eos.org
  • How Leonardo da Vinci made a “satellite” map in 1502 – vox.com

Kindred Disciplines

Cartographic editing

  • ‘Mistake Creek’ declared a mistake after 165 years, scrubbed from maps – msn.com

From the Archives

  • The future of maps: Cartography in the 21st century – edition.cnn.com
  • Start with the Map – newyorker.com
  • Incredible Online Archive Lets You Download Hundreds of Ancient Maps for Free – mymodernmet.com
  • Hand-drawn maps imitated the printed maps in the first days of Hispano-American cartography – phys.org
  • World’s Largest Early World Map Stitched Together for the First Time – mymodernmet.com

Cartography in Art

  • Artist Merges Cartography with Ink and Pencil Drawings to Create Beautiful Portraits – mymodernmet.com

eCARTO News April 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

  • “Monsters & Dragons?” –Mapping the Terra Incognito of Milky Way’s Unseen Far Side – dailygalaxy.com
  • Smoke mapping technology could change face of fire fighting – radionz.co.nz
  • Why researchers are mapping the world’s manure – sciencedaily.com
  • Mapping the Spread of Words Along Trade Routes – visualcapitalist.com
  • Mapping the Global Migration of Millionaires – visualcapitalist.com
  • Mapping Ice Algal Blooms from Space – eos.org
  • Mapping Where Traffic Pollution Hurts Children Most – citylab.com
  • What the Obsolete Art of Mapping the Skies on Glass Plates Can Still Teach Us – smithsonianmag.com
  • Mapping Heat Vulnerability to Protect Community Health – eos.org
  • So ungleich ist das Einkommen in der Schweiz verteilt – srf.ch

Animated Cartography

Cartographic Resources & Opportunities

Map Action

The Beauty of Maps

Using the Technology

  • Mapping Global Pollution Through AI, Satellite Imagery And Intelligent Drones – forbes.com

Cartographic tracks

  • Cyclone Trevor throws migration flight of Far Eastern curlew into disarray – abc.net.au

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

ICA News 71 now online

ICA News, Number 71, December 2018

We are pleased to announce that the 71st issue of the ICA News is now available for download:

An update on ICC 2019 in Tokyo provides another incentive to attend this ICA flagship event. We are reminded about the upcoming General Assembly and treated to a number of reports from cartographic events around the globe.

– Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News

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ICC2019: Paper and Abstract Submission Deadline Extended!

We are pleased to inform you that in response to the overwhelming demand the deadline for the 29th International Cartographic Conference (ICC2019) for full paper submission was extended to December 12, 2018. The deadline for abstract submission was also extended to January 8, 2019. International Cartographic Association (ICA) encourages submissions from all interested participants from across the globe.

Visit the ICC2019 website for the details.

ICC2019 Local Organizing Committee
If you have any enquiries, please contact: icc2019@issjp.com

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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

Information about the 2019 ICC and General Assembly

We invite you to the 29th International Cartographic Conference (ICC) and to the 18th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association. The conference will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 15 to 20 July 2019, and all those active in cartography and geographic information sciences in your country are warmly invited to participate. In addition, the 18th General Assembly of the ICA will take place at the same venue.

We are looking forward to celebrating this unique event of Mapping Everything for Everyone, something which is most relevant, attractive, and modern to our societies and economies. We encourage as many cartographers and GI scientists as possible from your country to be present in Tokyo to participate in this wonderful occasion.

Information and deadlines for national members concerning paper submission, the International Cartographic Exhibition, the Barbara Petchenik Children’s World Map Competition, ICA Scholarships and the General Assembly can be found in the following document:

László Zentai
Secretary-General and Treasurer of the ICA

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