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eCARTO News December 2018

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.


Cartographic Memories

  • 19 Amazing Vintage Photos That Show How People Worked Before AutoCAD – boredpanda.com
  • Ancient Astronomical Alignments: Reading and Mapping the Stars at Early Advanced Civilization Sites ancient – ancient-origins.net
  • Archaeologists map centuries of history beneath world’s oldest cathedral – arstechnica.com
  • How a Doomed Arctic Voyage Presaged Transpolar Flights – maritime-executive.com

Mapping Topography

  • Researchers made 3D laser maps of Northern Nevada and the data is available to anyone online – rgj.com
  • Nasa’s IceSat space laser makes height maps of Earth – bbc.com

Cartographic Applications


  • Every significant military facility in Israel and Turkey was just exposed by a Russian mapping service – qz.com
  • How to submit corrections for Apple Maps labels – macworld.com
  • This interactive map shows how wrong we picture the world – fastcompany.com
  • Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us – theguardian.com

Cartography and Transport

  • Grad is messing up the world’s largest community’s data in Southeast Asia – techcrunch.com
  • Porsche wants you to use maps for exploration – not navigation – wired.com

Industry News

  • This Startup is Challenging Google Maps – and It Needs Your Help – wired.com
  • Apple patent shows off immersive AR maps projected from iPhone – 9to5mac.com

Cartographic Resources

Cartography – related technologies

  • Rock star Brian May revives Victorian virtual reality – bbc.com
  • Drone mapping tech changes disaster assessments – krcrtv.com
  • 2019 Predictions for the Commercial Drone Industry with Michael Singer – expouav.com
  • GPS may be foiling one-way Blackfriars Bridge – lfpress.com
  • The global distribution and trajectory of tidal flats – nature.com