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Get to know the new ICA Executive Committee for the term 2023-2027

eCARTO News April 2015

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 David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

General News

  • 50 years of Flevocartography: new exhibition – nieuwlanderfgoed.nl
  • History of Cartography Project to celebrate Volume Six April 25 – wisc.edu
  • Inside the most amazing library that you’ve never heard of – atlasobscura.com
  • Journal of Historical Geographyprizes – elsevier.com

Mapping Applications

  • What Scientists Learned Mapping a Sunken Aircraft Carrier – wired.com
  • Dark matter mapped at cosmic scale – nature.com
  • Mapping the Underground Mysteries of Socotra – nationalgeographic.com
  • Mapping Chaos in Yemen – nytimes.com
  • Call for comprehensive map of Philippines’ coral reefs – gulfnews.com
  • Why Mapping Matters for Amsterdam’s Startup Culture – citylab.com
  • Do You Like to Map? Take the Mapping Challenge! – usgs.gov
  • An Interactive Map of Shakespeare’s London – citylab.com
  • In China, maps that tell you when it’s safe to breathe – todayonline.com
  • Key Google Maps tech finds an amazing new use – bgr.com
  • Pin important places on a map with My Maps – techrepublic.com
  • This map shows the locations where bombs fell on London during World War II – pri.org

3D Printer Mapping

  • 3D printing will have a bigger economic impact than the internet, technology specialist says – abc.net.au
  • 3D printed colour map – abc.net.au
  • 3D Printing the World with Google Maps – 3dprintingindustry.com
  • 3D Printing Topographic Maps Using Lidar – makezine.com
  • 3D Print Your Trek, in color! – instructables.com
  • How to print a 3D map of anywhere in the world – matterhackers.com
  • Now You Can Get Your Favorite Mountain 3D Printed – gizmodo.com
  • Lidar Data Creates Beautiful 3D Printed Topographic Maps – 3dphobbyist.com
  • San Francisco Bay Depicted in 3D Printed Topographical Map by Area Resident – 3dprint.com
  • 3D Maps Created by IDeA Center Use Multi-Sensory Installations to Delight and Direct Everyone – 3dprint.com
  • Posterity is Priceless in 3D: Cartographer in India 3D Prints His City Using Google Maps – 3dprint.com
  • 3D printed maps: 10 eye-catching examples – techrepublic.com
  • Topographic Map 3D Printed Using Copy Paper – youtube.com
  • 3D-Printed Crystalline Maps Explore Urban Development Strategies – psfk.com
  • 3D Print Your Own Map of Norway – 3dprinterworld.com
  • Japan now offers free 3D terrain maps for 3D printing – 3ders.org
  • 4D printing: buildings that can change over time – bbc.com

Mapping with Drones

  • Drones and crisis mapping – digital aid in Vanuatu – irinnews.org
  • Scientists Using Drones To Map Ocean Trash – ecorazzi.com
  • DroneDeploy tech creates aerial maps in real time, often before a drone even lands – venturebeat.com

Industry News

  • International Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage – dch2015.net
  • 1st ICA European Symposium on Cartography – eurocarto.org
  • Google To Sunset Their Old Version Of Google Maps – searchengineland.com
  • Nokia confirms Here mapping unit could be sold – zdnet.com
  • Microsoft highlights Windows 10 Maps for Phone, available in latest (10051) build – winbeta.org


  • Interview with a Celebrity Cartographer: Dr. Barbara (babs) Buttenfield – cartographicperspectives.org
  • Cartographer of prejudice: interview with Yanko Tsvetkov – here.com
  • The Strange Power of Maps: Interview with Cartographer Marcus Kirby – madeinshoreditch.co.uk
  • Meet the woman mapping street harassment in Brazil – dailylife.com.au
  • Meet the Man Behind the Map: Washington, D.C.’s and Baltimore’s Historical Trains, Subway-Style – curbed.com


Cartographic Education & Resources

  • Can games create an education fit for the future? – bbc.com
  • Imagining Space and Time in Kenneth Slessor’s “Dutch Seacoast” and Joan Blaeu’s Town Atlas of The Netherlands: Maps and Mapping in Kenneth Slessor’s Poetic Sequence The Atlas, Part Three – cartographicperspectives.org

Technically Speaking

  • Maps4News – wan-ifra.org or maps4news.com
  • Ordnance Survey releases mapping tool – bbc.com
  • How to Use APIs to Build GIS, Mapping and Location Applications – programmableweb.com
  • Apple tech applies machine learning to 3D mapping for accurate in-air gesture recognition – appleinsider.com
  • The amazing algorithm behind Google Maps and Apple Maps – bgr.com
  • Indoor Atlas: Smartphones can navigate inside buildings using magnetic fields – networkworld.com

Cartograpahic Products

  • John Speed’s “Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine” – lib.cam.ac.uk
  • Battle of Waterloo in 1815 – lib.cam.ac.uk
  • 1:63,360 maps of England and Wales – nla.gov.au
  • Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World – mymodernmet.com
  • Mapping the reach of North Korean missiles – reuters.com
  • Mapping Australia: The ebb and flow of our cities’ populations – sbs.com.au
  • Very terrifying map of Africa: How desert, and best friend water, could be our worst enemies – mgafrica.com

Sound Mapping

  • A Geography of Street Music – citylab.com
  • Activist bats for noise mapping across Mumbai, writes to civic chief – dnaindia.com
  • Blind-from-birth people share brain mapping organization similar to that in sighted – jpost.com
  • UVM workshop maps sounds found around town – burlingtonfreepress.com


  • Before and after: Cyclone Pam’s impact on Vanuatu – abc.net.au
  • Minimal maps of America: Stunning images use simple data to reveal a complex history of US land use – dailymail.co.uk
  • Mapping the Coral Sea reefs by satellite – spatialsource.com.au
  • Spooky Ring of Light Created by Arctic’s Ice-Mapping Lasers (Photo) – livescience.com

Alternative Cartography

  • Pacman on Google Maps – google.co.nz/maps
  • Welcome to the Stereo Page – hbmeyer.de
  • This site transforms Earth into a ‘Tron’ map of the world – mashable.com
  • Stanford Literary Lab Maps ‘Emotions in Victorian London’ – nytimes.com
  • Mapping Toronto Through Its Poetry – citylab.com
  • Australian team builds Google Maps for the body – smh.com.au
  • This Is How Robots Are Mapping Radiation At Fukushima – gizmodo.com.au
  • Artist Servet Koçyiğit’s world of maps on display in Rampa show – todayszaman.com