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Get to know the new ICA Executive Committee for the term 2023-2027
Get to know the ICA Commissions for the term 2023-2027

eCARTO News December 2022

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.


  • Amazon Network of Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information – raisg.org

Step Back In Time

  • Maps of past may shed light on our climate future – miragenews.com
  • New maps of asteroid Psyche reveal an ancient world of metal and rock – news.mit.edu

Industry news

  • Redesigned Apple Maps experience expands to users in these five countries – 9to5mac.com
  • Google Maps is available again on Wear OS 2 smartwatches – androidauthority.com
  • Amazon’s Roomba Deal Is Really About Mapping Your Home – bloomberg.com
  • Google Maps update to offer energy-efficient routes for electric vehicles – drive.com.au
  • Google rivals join forces in online maps – hurriyetdailynews.com
  • US-France satellite to map world’s oceans, rivers, lakes – aljazeera.com


  • XVIII Conferencia Iberoamericana de Sistemas de Información Geográfica – geografia.unex.es

The Human Factor in Mapping

  • Local bodies in Kerala to ready Buffer zone mapping…… – english.mathrubhumi.com
  • Have Soldiers Forgotten How to Use a Map and Compass? – news.yahoo.com
  • Interactive NYC tree map aims to help residents care for urban forest – smartcitiesdive.com
  • Sydney suburbs remapped according to how they feel, sound and smell – abc.net.au
  • NOAA and communities to map heat inequities in 14 U.S. cities and counties – noaa.gov

Open Map Data

  • Tech giants band together to set up open-source mapping platform – techradar.com

Interactive and Animated Maps

  • This Interactive Map Shows Which Indigenous Lands You Live On – smithsonianmag.com
  • Scrollable Map of the Cosmos Reminds Us How Tiny We Really Are – cnet.com
  • Map shows cascading extinction of species from climate change – abc.net.au
  • You can interact with over 1 million NYC trees through this awesome new map – timeout.com

Mapping the Environment

Adapting Technology

  • Tiger sharks with cameras on their backs map ‘world’s biggest’ seagrass meadow in Bahamas – abc.net.au
  • NASA Dust Detective Delivers First Maps From Space for Climate Science – climate.nasa.gov

Relax with Cartography

  • Data reveals what really defines the American South – .washingtonpost.com
  • 27 Facts About The Planet’s Geography That Will Completely Distort Your Sense Of Being – buzzfeed.com
  • First Ever Street View Style Map of Lake Tahoe – tahoefund.org
  • USGS Newsletters – usgs.gov
  • Rivers in the Sky – www.usgs.gov
  • Mapped: Global Happiness Levels in 2022 – visualcapitalist.com
  • A Map of the Online World in Incredible Detail – visualcapitalist.com
  • Who Is Marie Tharp? Google Celebrates Creator of ‘World Ocean Floor Map’ – newsweek.com
  • Satirical cartography: a century of American humor in twisted maps – bigthink.com
  • Make My Drive Fun, An Interactive Map That Plots Interesting Sites to See While on a Road Trip – laughingsquid.com
  • Meteorologist has fun with weather map – abcnews.go.com
  • 30 Interesting Maps That Might Change Your Perspective, As Shared On This Instagram Account – boredpanda.com
  • “Daily Educational Maps”: 40 Interesting And Informative Maps That Might Change The Way You Look At The World Forever – boredpanda.com
  • 25 funny Google Street View pictures – techadvisor.com
  • Why Swiss maps are full of hidden secrets – bigthink.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.