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

eCARTO News February 2020

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.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Mapping change and changing maps

  • Global Warming of the Seas – reddit.com
  • Where America’s Climate Migrants Will Go As Sea Level Rises – citylab.com
  • ‘The perfect combination of art and science’: mourning the end of paper maps – theguardian.com
  • Artist lugs around wagon full of phones to create virtual traffic jams in Google Maps – androidpolice.com
  • Google redraws the borders on maps depending on who’s looking – washingtonpost.com

Cartographic Applications

Cartographic Ponderings

  • Where Are the Oldest Companies in Existence? – visualcapitalist.com
  • How Google Autocomplete Describes Every U.S. State – vividmaps.com
  • The Netherlands divided into ten parts of equal population – datarep.tumblr.com
  • MarineTraffic didn’t load the background, and ended up making an interesting world map using only current marine traffic – reddit.com
  • 21 Of The Saddest Places On Earth From Instagram’s sadtopographies – brilliantmaps.com


  • The Pan American Highway: The Longest Road In The World – brilliantmaps.com
  • Storytelling with maps: Master the art of cartography and geo data visualisation – heguardian.com

Cartographic Industry News

  • Apple Maps vs Google Maps – smartphone mapping titans battle it out in 2020 – appleinsider.com
  • Underground Utilities Mapping Services Market: Global Industry Demand, Sales, Suppliers, Analysis and 2026 Forecasts – newsparent.com
  • SPOT Launches SPOT Mapping to Provide Advanced Navigation and Tracking Services – snewsnet.com
  • Suunot 7 Review: A true Smartwatch focussed on mapping & fitness – eftm.com
  • Facebook buys AR startup building a 1:1 digital map of the physical world – martechtoday.com
  • NASA’s Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe mission enters design phase – princeton.edu
  • Hyundai Develops Transmission That Uses Maps and Radar to Shift Gears – caranddriver.com

Cartographic Tutorials, Resources & Opportunities


  • Who Is Abraham Ortelius? Learn More About the Inventor of the World’s First Atlas – mymodernmet.com
  • How Canada contributed to Oscars frontrunner 1917 – cbc.ca