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eCARTO News December 2017

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.

Cartography Lite

  • Quiz: can you identify these cities from their historic maps? – theguardian.com
  • Airplane draws one-of-a-kind Christmas tree in the sky – edition.cnn.com
  • Scare Yourself With Google Maps’ List of the Scariest Places in the Country – nymag.com
  • Extremely Petty Neighbor Exacts Revenge Via Google Maps – nymag.com
  • You Can Play Ms. Pac-Man in Google Maps for April Fools’ Day – nymag.com
  • How Stranger Things Made the Sprawling Tunnel Maps in Will’s House – vulture.com
  • Google Maps will soon tell you when it’s time to get off your train or bus – techcrunch.com
  • 10 Awesome Holiday Gifts for Map Lovers – news.nationalgeographic.com

Cartographic Gatherings

ICA Facebook Posts

Rare Maps


  • For the Good of Society — and Traffic! — Delete Your Map App – nymag.com/selectall
  • Using Google Maps Too Much Really Does Mess With Your Sense of Direction – thecut.com
  • Kiwi cartographer’s ‘Nobody Lives Here’ map shows how sparse New Zealand’s population is – nzherald.co.nz

Cartographic Resources

Cartographic Reveals

  • Unlocking the Mysteries of the Southern Ocean – soccom.princeton.edu
  • Joint Research Center JRC / European Atlas of Natural Radiation – remon.jrc.ec.europa.eu
  • This Map Shows How Tightly Humanity Is Concentrated Around the World – cpix.me
  • ‘Crazy Jigsaw Puzzles’ Improve Our Views of Coral Reefs – nytimes.com
  • Coastal Management – Automatic Shoreline Delineation and Change Detection Analysis – monde-geospatial.com

Cartographic Challenges


  • Between cartography & creativity – freeskier.com
  • Creative Conversations: the Christchurch cartographer redefining the country – stuff.co.nz

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