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

eCARTO News August 2013

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 the editor of eCARTO News.

General News


Industry News

  • Expert committee to outline the future trends in digital mapping – directionsmag.com
  • United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management – ggim.un.org
  • Introducing Esri, where the world’s biggest organizations come together to build maps – gigaom.com
  • Amazon teams with Nokia, snubs Google for maps: sources – tuoitrenews.vn/business
  • Victorian Managed Insurance Authority using a GT hosted web mapping application – geomatic.com.au
  • Google Maps and Apple iPhone 5 Maps News – societyandreligion.com
  • In-Q-Tel Backs Open Source Mapping Company – informationweek.com
  • Local Government & Municipal Knowledge Base – lgam.wikidot.com

Bicycle-related Mapping


Education and Resources

  • List of GIS Mapping Software Which Is Easy On The Pocket Online Now At SoftwareReviewBoffin.Com – prweb.com
  • Crowsflight – itunes.apple.com
  • Tales from the Map Room – amazon.com

Political and Social Cartography

  • Google’s Indigenous Mapping Day called empowerment by some, violation by others – argusleader.com
  • Wealth mapping assists AusAID in targeting poor and vulnerable communities – abc.net.au
  • Why and how to add mapping to your cell phone evidence – cops2point0.com
  • A Young Entrepreneur Puts Kenya On The Map – In More Ways Than One – worldcrunch.com
  • Mapping the changing nature of employment – cordis.europa.eu
  • Mind The Gap: Mapping Life Expectancy By Subway Stop – fastcoexist.com


  • Google Map Maker vs. OpenStreetMap: Which mapping service rules them all? – digitaltrends.com
  • Should You Have a Map in Your Dashboard? – directionsmag.com
  • Mapping out the importance of the middle ground
  • A Lost Scottish Island, George Orwell, and the Future of Maps – theatlantic.com
  • Uncharted territory: amateur cartographers fight to put their communities on the map – wired.co.uk

Environmental Mapping

CrowdSourcing and Social Media

Indoor Mapping

Art in Cartography

Cartography Lite