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

eCARTO News August 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.

Borderline Cartography

  • Putting Slums on the Map – MapLab
  • A ‘redistricting nerd’ from NC won a national contest. His map is worth a look. – newsobserver.com
  • Which Canada would you choose? – macleans.ca

Mapping Change

  • Mapping wildfires around the world – Al Jazeera
  • Where extreme weather is getting even worse, in one map – Vox
  • Yukon-made sensors dropped from helicopter to collect wildfire information – yukon-news.com
  • ‘Eyes of a machine’: How to classify Planet Earth – BBC News
  • Building The World Country By Country  – Brilliant Maps

Hidden Cartography

  • Mapping Underground Features – GIS Lounge
  • Accident leads to safety win for Queenslanders with ‘phantom roads’ removed from maps – ABC News
  • Mapping quest edges past 20% of global ocean floor – BBC News
  • New dark matter map reveals cosmic mystery – BBC News

Poles Apart


  • These electric submarines map the seafloor to make way for wind power – cnbc.com
  • Every fireball meteor that hit Earth’s atmosphere in the last 33 years – msn.com

Cartographic Opinion

  • Which way will paper maps go in the future? – ABC News
  • Computers the cartographers of the future with student’s PhD research – ABC News
  • Why is ‘North’ Always on Top in Maps? We Take a Look at the History of Cartography – news18.com
  • Maps tell us where we are, and who we are – Inland Northwest
  • Colonization of New England – Boston Public Library
  • Everyone maps numbers in space, but…. – Science News

Cartographic Resources and Opportunities


  • How a 1507 German Map Became America’s Birth Certificate – YouTube
  • How bold errors on old world maps shaped the 21st century – YouTube
  • Medieval world map, Mappa Mundi, what does it show?  – YouTube



  • Suitcase Trains – suitcasetrains.com
  • See B.C. in all its 3D glory as giant Challenger Relief Map returns to PNE after 23 years – Vancouver Sun
  • It Took 400+ Hours To Make This Super Accurate 3D Printed GTA V Map – kotaku.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.