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

eCARTO News April 2024

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.

Applications of Mapping

  • Mapping the Milky Way’s magnetic field in 3D – phys.org
  • Modern mapping at Mawson – antarctica.gov.au
  • NASA Team Picks Survey for Far Side Galactic Mapping – miragenews.com
  • Mapping Global Flash Drought Trends for Disaster Preparedness – prnewswire.com
  • Volcano Watch — Introducing HVO’s new online eruption map – bigislandnow.com
  • CPW releases updated collared gray wolf activity map; launches depredation report webpage – montrosepress.com
  • ForeFlight Introduces Reported Turbulence Map – avweb.com
  • Earth Day 2024: Google Map announces new environmental friendly features – thenews.com.pk

Geographically Specific Mapping Applications

  • ADB asks Pakistan to use spatial mapping to mitigate damages – dawn.com
  • Drones, planes and satellite used to map Great Western Woodlands, protecting old-growth trees from fire – abc.net.au
  • Fort Wayne Selected For Urban Heat Mapping – waynedalenews.com
  • Map shows parts of UK that could be underwater by 2050 – metro.co.uk
  • Future Land Use Map lets Athenians weigh in on city’s development – wuga.org
  • Progress in high-resolution vegetation mapping: China’s leap toward advanced environmental monitoring – phys.org
  • Rat map: Tracking the rodent infestation in Singapore – channelnewsasia.com
  • Interactive map shows America’s growing obesity problem with states where two in five adults are obese – irishstar.com
  • Belarus Unveils First Online Map of All Protected Nature Areas – undp.org
  • Take steps to map wetlands across Tamil Nadu, Madras HC directs State – dtnext.in

Maps, Atlases and Globes

Opinions & Reviews

  • Bouloux on Vagnon and Victor, ‘La Mappa mundi d’Albi: Culture géographique et représentation du monde au haut Moyen Âge’ [Review] – h-net.org
  • Book review: Encounters in the New World: Jesuit Cartography of the Americas – h-net.org
  • Maps Show Passenger Trains in US vs. Europe? – snopes.com
  • Old map supposedly shows how Hollywood studio used California to represent other countries – fox40.com
  • Maps are guided by power, not truth – iai.tv

Technology & Innovations


Conferences & Seminars

  • RIMMA2025 International Conference on Forecasting, Preparedness, Warning, and Response – rimma.org


  • When a Medieval Monk Crowdsourced the Most Accurate Map of the World – openculture.com



Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the weblink authors are their own and do not represent the official position of the ICA. The links are assembled for information and education purposes only.