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ICA awards scholarships for early career scientists to participate in official ICA events

eCARTO News April 2023

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.

The Environment

  • Smartphone data can help create global vegetation maps – miragenews.com
  • GISS Surface Temperature Analysis – data.giss.nasa.gov
  • Mapping floods of the future reveals communities at risk due to climate change – phys.org
  • Mapping Wetland Loss Across Three Centuries – eos.org


  • Ved Chirayath is on mission to map world’s oceans – miragenews.com
  • World Water Day: Mapping water stress across the Middle East – aljazeera.com
  • Mapping hidden meltwater paths in glaciers: importance – miragenews.com
  • Recent, rapid ocean warming ahead of El Niño alarms scientists – bbc.com
  • Mapping the Catalan coast using airborne Lidar bathymetry – hydro-international.com


  • Virginia T. Norwood: The Mother of Landsat – landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov
  • Europe’s Oldest Map Shows Tiny Bronze Age Kingdom – atlasobscura.com
  • From Dragons To Mythic Locations, These Are The Biggest Mistakes In Ancient Maps – iflscience.com
  • Seoul : A variation of “Daedongyeojido,” a famous map of the Korean Peninsula created in the 19th century by the Korean cartographer Kim Jeong – ho #Gallery – socialnews.xyz

Industry News

  • Google Maps Rival Gets Major Update With a Little Something for Everybody – autoevolution.com
  • Garmin Launches Motorcycle GPS Navigator That Puts Google Maps to Shame – autoevolution.com
  • I Thought Google Maps Was the Best Navigation App, But This Alternative Blew My Mind – autoevolution.com
  • Smartphone Screen Material Maps Magnetic Fields – miragenews.com

Just Maps

Out of this world


  • NIST Seeks UAS 3D Map Researchers for Grand Prize Challenge – miragenews.com



  • The Smithsonian Puts 4.5 Million High-Res Images Online and Into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Use – openculture.com

A Mapping Game


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