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eCARTO News April 2017

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.

Industry News

  • Coast Survey’s Certification Programme in Nautical Cartography Approved – hydro-international.com
  • Occipital’s Bridge Headset for iPhones Has Magical Spatial Mapping Abilities – mixed.reality.news
  • Google Maps Supercharges Location Sharing, Begins Drooling Over Your Data – wired.com
  • DroneDeploy integrates with agX on UAV mapping flights – gpsworld.com
  • World first geospatial mapping – for nearly every building, nearly every little detail – thefifthestate.com.au
  • Google Maps removes one of its most popular features – thesun.co.uk
  • what3words Extends Middle East Presence with the Launch of Addressing System in Arabic – directionsmag.com

Mapping Projects

ICA Facebook Posts


  • Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion – theguardian.com
  • How 4D mapping could change the way we live and work – marketwatch.com
  • There’s a Big Problem With Uber’s Heralded Mapping Technology – inverse.com
  • How Government’s Data Can Be Truly Useable – govtech.com
  • How Do We Map The Earth’s Gravity? – forbes.com
  • Grayson Perry “response” to Mappa Mundi questions heaven’s existence while featuring obscene language – herefordtimes.com
  • Who Drew The First Geological Map? – forbes.com
  • The world is changing; shouldn’t our maps? – star2.com

Just Maps


Cartographic Resources and Events


  • Why Cartographer Jobs Are Still Relevant in the 21st Century – gisgeography.com
  • Prof. Dr. Philippe De Maeyer receives the Sarton Medal – ugent.be
  • Prof. Dr. Philippe De Maeyer receives Tianshan Award – ugent.be
  • The stories maps tell – thehindu.com

On a Lighter Note


  • Locating hotspot biomass could accelerate sector growth – canadianbiomassmagazine.ca
  • Satellites map carbon sequestered by forests, with accuracy of up to ten metres – sciencedaily.com
  • A seismic mapping milestone – sciencedaily.com
  • The UK’s most dramatic landscapes as you’ve never seen them before – telegraph.co.uk
  • EPFL photo-mapping project reveals 1960s Switzerland – thelocal.ch
  • The Ultimate Photo Map of the 1906 San Francisco Quake – citylab.com
  • Data project provides a wider view of homelessness — and offers solutions – mashable.com
  • Facebook’s new developer SDK lets users capture 360 photos and videos in-app – venturebeat.com
  • Google Earth’s new feature shows lost civilisations from space – abc.net.au
  • The dark side of Earth: Nasa releases the clearest images yet of our glittering planet at night – dailymail.co.uk
  • Antarctica as you’ve never seen it before: Stunning 3D ice map made up of 250 million satellite readings reveals the continent’s jagged surface – dailymail.co.uk