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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 February 2023

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.

Young Cartographers

  • Students harness GIS technology to help with earthquake recovery efforts in Turkey and Syria – clarku.edu
  • Ouray teen launches San Juan maps business – ouraynews.com
  • A TikTokker has created a map of new London boroughs – with hilarious results – timeout.com


Theory & Practice

  • What new symbols would you add to Ordnance Survey maps? – t3.com

Geospatial Understanding

  • Making sense of place through personal connection to location – youtube.com


Maps & Atlases & Globes

Mapping Related

  • The mysterious doodles hidden in a 1,300-year-old book – bbc.com

Geological Mapping

  • Flights Above Puerto Rico To Map Geology – usgs.gov
  • The First Geological Map of Yellowstone National Park – usgs.gov



  • How BMW-, Mercedes-owned map specialist Here aims to stay a step ahead of Google – autonews.com
  • Navman Quits Market As Google Maps Takes Over – channelnews.com.au
  • Mappedin Raises Series A to Accelerate Growth as Demand for Indoor Mapping Increases – yahoo.com
  • Esri Joins the Overture Maps Foundation to Help Build Interoperable Open Map Data – businesswire.com

Vegetation Mapping

  • Purdue launches new AI-based global forest mapping project – purdue.edu
  • Bluesky Tree Map Enhances Online Urban Forest Mapping Platform – einnews.com
  • Accuracy at risk as governments reject specialist forest mapping tools – phys.org
  • A new vegetation mapping of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau based on terrain-climate-remote sensing – eurekalert.org

Risk & Awareness Mapping

  • Maps Show How Landscapes Stop Fires – miragenews.com
  • Groundbreaking map shows toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in more than 330 wildlife species – ewg.org
  • Sensitivity Mapping: Accelerating offshore wind expansion and protecting nature – birdlife.org
  • Mexico: Mapping Dengue Fever Hotspots – com
  • Take a Look at This Map of PFAS Pollution Across the UK and Europe – envirotech-online.com
  • County’s latest seawater intrusion maps reveal an intractable problem that’s getting worse. – montereycountyweekly.com
  • Recount with digital map leads to doubling of listed Japanese islands – kyodonews.net

Out of This world

  • Over a Billion Galaxies Shine in New Sky Map – gizmodo.com
  • NASA device maps out dust storms from space to curb climate change – deseret.com
  • NASA’s SWOT Mission Aims To Map Earth’s Surface Water – dogonews.com
  • Scientists release newly accurate map of all the matter in the universe – uchicago.edu
  • Astronomers map the “dark chemistry” of outer space – earth.com

Esoteric Map Themes

  • Mapping Melbourne’s ‘ghost signs’ – theguardian.com
  • SBS World News introduces First Nations place names in nightly national weather forecast – sbs.com.au
  • Hiker Finds Out the Hard Way That a Traditional Map Is Better Than Google Maps – autoevolution.com


  • The Growing Demand for Electronic Cartography Market 2023 – marketwatch.com
  • Google Maps Rival Says the Future of Navigation Is All About Car Sensors – autoevolution.com
  • What’s old is new again, paper maps making a comeback – cbsnews.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.