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eCARTO News April 2014

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to the editor of eCARTO News.

General News

  • Top 5 best mapping apps – cbronline.com
  • Ordnance Survey denies report of end of paper maps for Great Britain – grough.co.uk
  • GeoVisual Analytics: Interactivity, Dynamics, and Scale
    Workshop @ GIScience – geoanalytics.net
  • 9th International Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage – xeee.web.auth.gr


Industry News

  • One World, One Subway Map: Architect Creates Standardized Transit Mapping – bostinno.streetwise.co
  • Scientists Probe Secrets of the Sun’s Seething Interior By Mapping Magnetic Fingerprints on its Surface – blogs.discovermagazine.com
  • Rand McNally offers all-in-one mapping, navigation, and HOS update – fleetowner.com
  • Alibaba set to buy AutoNavi mapping firm ahead of IPO – taipeitimes.com
  • Google acquires a drone company for more than just better mapping – agbeat.com/tech-news
  • Information Builders and Esri Expand Partnership to Deliver Advanced Mapping Capability – directionsmag.com

Technological advances

  • New Apple tech doesn’t need GPS to determine your location – bgr.com
  • Mobile Mapping Feature – Fast & Accurate Asset Mapping – gisuser.com
  • Google, NASA Tango to bring 3D mapping technology to ISS robots – techtimes.com
  • Inside the Nokia HERE HD Maps putting Google on notice – slashgear.com
  • Google details the crazy 3D mapping tech behind Google Camera’s new Lens Blur effect – phandroid.com
  • 5 ways Project Tango, Google’s 3D mapping initiative, can change how we interact with tech – venturebeat.com
  • Laser maps reveal slide risk with startling clarity, but few citizens know they exist – seattletimes.com

Education and Resources

Cartography and the Environment

Society and Cartography


  • Dr Vanessa Lawrence mapping out new career direction – spatialsource.com.au
  • Bristol artist creates hand-drawn maps of the city – bbc.com
  • A newsmaker you should know: Professor uses mapping skills in sports history society – post-gazette.com
  • Mapping the Void – bbc.co.uk


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