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Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic AssociationGet to know the new ICA Executive Committee for the term 2023-2027
Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association
Get to know the new ICA Executive Committee for the term 2023-2027

eCARTO News August 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.

Opportunities & Publications

Education & Training

  • Navigating by touch with 3D maps – geoweeknews.com
  • When Art Meets Strategy: Unveiling the Craft of Military Cartography – sofrep.com
  • Ordnance Survey reveals top map symbol requests – bbc.com
  • Create your maps with IMAGE, our map generator tool – ec.europa.eu


  • Heritage sites promoted on new Unesco map – bbc.com
  • Rare map from the 1500s shows the land before Great Britain was created – msn.com
  • John Speed – author of one of the world’s great cartographic treasures – dailyecho.co.uk
  • Library’s precious atlas charts a course through nation’s history – news.leeds.gov.uk
  • The 1930s: When London Was Really Put On The Map – londonist.com


  • YSE Scientists Make Critical Breakthrough in Mapping Global Methane Emissions from Rivers and Streams – environment.yale.edu
  • Mapping hidden meltwater paths in glaciers: importance – miragenews.com

Built Environment

  • Paved paradise: Maps show how much of US cities are parking lots – thehill.com
  • New Yorkers, how much shade does your street really have? This map will tell you. – gothamist.com

Hot Topics

  • Registro de incendios forestales en el mundo – esa.int
  • Where extreme heat stifles London’s neighbourhoods most — in maps – cbc.ca
  • NCEI Supports Heat Mapping Study in Asheville – ncei.noaa.gov
  • Mapping the hottest temperatures around the world – aljazeera.com
  • What you need to know about online fire maps – cabinradio.ca
  • Introducing powerful new cartographic design tools, including heat maps – felt.com
  • CityLAB’s new tree mapping feature calls Berliners towards a greener future – archinect.com


  • Here’s why the Greenwich Prime Meridian is actually in the wrong place – theconversation.com
  • Cómo hacer que los datos ayuden a hacer la normativa de la UE sobre deforestación justa y viable – es.weforum.org
  • Geospatial technology could help St. Louis area students map their futures – audacy.com
  • A decade after a disastrous launch, is Apple Maps finally good? – theguardian.com



  • Animated map reveals the 550,000 miles of cable hidden under the ocean that power the internet – youtube.com


  • La Vuelta a Espana 2023 stage-by-stage guide: Route maps and profiles of all 21 days – independent.co.uk
  • New map shows Galway Bay in unprecedented stunning detail – galwaydaily.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.