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

eCARTO News April 2021

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.



  • Bronze Age slab found in France is oldest 3D map in Europe – bbc.com
  • The Historical Importance of India’s Cartography Reforms – swarajyamag.com


  • Digital Maps to hold the future of smart cities, autonomous cars, and much more – geospatialworld.net
  • Mapping the path to rewilding: The importance of landscape – sciencedaily.com
  • Internet Debates Worst Navigation App After Hilarious Google Maps Tweet – newsweek.com

Cartography and Society

  • Audubon Spotlight: Vero Couttee Uses Maps to Break the Cycle of Injustice – audubon.org
  • How One Man – And A Creative Map – Made A Difference In Panama’s COVID-19 Crisis – npr.org
  • First ever village-level mapping of childhood undernutrition in India reveals sharp local disparities – hsph.harvard.edu

Cartographic Applications

  • Scientists develop new mapping model to save Africa’s cycad plants from extinction – weforum.org
  • Ground and satellite observations map building damage after Beirut explosion – sciencedaily.com
  • Where is it hottest in the Triangle? Researchers set out to map urban heat islands. – newsobserver.com


How To

Cartographic Industry News

  • Hydro International – hydro-international
  • Snap has acquired Pixel8earth, a 3D mapping developer, for $7.6M – au.news.yahoo.com
  • Exyn Technologies’ drones achieve autonomy milestone with on-board mapping – au.news.yahoo.com
  • Drone operators challenge surveyors’ turf in mapping dispute – conchovalleyhomepage.com
  • Strava personal heatmaps go 3D | Satellite imagery and in-app mapping also updated – bikeradar.com
  • Google promises better 3D maps – techcrunch.com
  • Airborne Digital Mapping Camera Market to move forward with regards to technological upgradations in the next 10 years – mccourier.com

Cartographic Trickery

  • Deepfake tech takes on satellite maps – techcrunch.com
  • Why ‘deepfake geography’ presents significant risks — and how researchers are detecting it – geekwire.com

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