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

eCARTO News February 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.

Mapping the Environment

  • 20 years of Forest Loss in Indonesia & Malaysia – reddit.com
  • High-tech operation on Sydney Harbour steps up hunt for illegal fishers – ABC News
  • Mapping microplastics on Australian beaches – cosmosmagazine.com
  • Mapping a River Beneath the Sea – eos.org
  • LiDAR mapping reveals park’s complex geologic history – mtstandard.com
  • Revealed: First ever global map of whale migration exposes growing dangers along superhighways – Sky News
  • The Milky Way is a messy eater. This map shows the crumbs it has left behind – science.org


  • Infographic: Hunger and food insecurity in maps and charts – Al Jazeera
  • Covid Maps Reveal Personal Pandemic Landscapes – Bloomberg

Indoor Mapping

  • Michael Gram Talks About the Growing Need for Indoor Mapping – globenewswire.com
  • Virtual reality home – linked.in
  • Intel, GoodMaps Collaborate On Mapping Software Project To Make Indoor Navigation More Accessible – forbes.com

Interactive Cartography


  • Maps That Changed Our World – loc.gov
  • Mapping error raises question of location of 9 islands – AP News
  • Shackleton’s Endurance: Modern star maps hint at famous wreck’s location – BBC News


  • Call for Papers: Cartography and Geospatial Information Education – Theories and Practices – icaci.org
  • Special Issue “Geovisualization: Current Trends, Challenges, and Applications” – mdpi.com


  • Cartography: an introduction – BCS
  • Mapas y sus proyecciones cartográficas – Aragón en Abierto – YouTube
  • Best Practice for How to Map Features and Overlapping Labels – LinkedIn
  • Enhance. – esri.com


Mapping Related Technologies

  • Land Info Completes 10m Countrywide Mapping Dataset of USA – gim-international.com
  • Drone mapping: One in six villages covered in India, shows data – business-standard.com
  • Latest update for popular C-MAP navigation app includes host of new features – sail-world.com
  • 3D Models from Drone Data Support Disaster Efforts and Define City Mapping Possibilities – UAV News



  • Proxi is making digital maps cooler – TechCrunch
  • Student story: Cartography M.Sc. students participated at the International Cartographic Conference 2021 in Florence, Italy – cartographymaster.eu

Lite Cartography

  • Sea Chase – xkcd: Sea Chase
  • A Sphere, Projecting Against a Plane – metmuseum.org
  • Jungholz: A ski town stuck in the wrong nation – BBC Travel
  • Shackleton’s Endurance: Modern star maps hint at famous wreck’s location – BBC News
  • Snapchat Will Allow Users To Share Live Location With New Snap Map Feature – news18.com
  • ‘Underground maps’ segment cities using fashion, AI – Cornell Chronicle
  • Nicolaus Copernicus – nasa.gov
  • 10 Bizarre World Maps – Listverse


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.