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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 January 2015

eCARTO News capture 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.

General News

Online Mapping Applications

  • Google Maps for iOS gains restaurant filters, weather info, and more in new update – 9to5mac.com
  • Daniele Quercia: Happy maps – youtube.com
  • Mobile App For Accessing Solar + Wind Energy Satellite Resource Maps Developed By Masdar – cleantechnica.com
  • Google Maps set to Release Offline Maps to Combat the Competition from Microsoft Here Maps – thefusejoplin.com

Industry News

  • Power of Maps conference – spatialsource.com.au
  • How Google’s geo-crowdsourcing is transforming the map – citymetric.com
  • Nokia’s ultra-detailed mapping data may hold the key to an autonomous car future – venturebeat.com
  • iRobot’s CTO wants bots that will map and interact with your home, not drones – engadget.com
  • Geospatial Corporation Kicks Off Uber-Like Pipeline Mapping Model – marketwatch.com
  • Make Data Presentations Engaging with Mapline’s Story Maps – prunderground.com
  • Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses To Incorporate Nokia HERE Maps – ubergizmo.com

The New Technology of Mapping

  • Google Unveils The Cartographer, Its Indoor Mapping Backpack – techcrunch.com
  • Drones mapping algae under Antarctic ice – wesh.com
  • Garmin Epix GPS Mapping Watch Loves The Great Outdoors – ubergizmo.com
  • How – and why – Google is transforming the map – theconversation.com
  • NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) – usgs.gov
  • Interactive map tool – theguardian.com
  • Spying through the keyhole gets hi-tech: Device uses lasers to map an entire room through a 1-inch gap – dailymail.co.uk
  • Drones for Good — transporting transplant organs, detecting landmines, and wiping out fog – betanews.com

New Approaches

  • 3D mapping reveals how Greenland’s ice has changed over time – dailymail.co.uk
  • Dynamic walkability estimation with Turf – mapbox.com
  • Mapping forests’ carbon with lasers – scidev.net
  • Mapping new world: Rosetta reveals first results of host comet probe (PHOTOS) – rt.com
  • Mapping glacier flow speeds with synthetic aperture radar cross correlation – spie.org
  • 3D Mapping Tool Calculates Rooftop Solar Potential For Every Building In The City – planetsave.com
  • Augmented reality: Not just a game, but a game changer – gcn.com
  • Call of the Orangutan: Using Drones to Scan the Forest – scientificamerican.com
  • Drones could 3D-map scores of hectares of land in just a few hours – sciencemag.org

Cartographic Opinion

  • Mystery of the phantom islands solved: Lands that disappeared on ancient maps are revealed as mistakes, mirages and myths – dailymail.co.uk
  • Have Infographics and Data Visualizations Ruined Good Map Design? – gisuser.com
  • Tweeted mapping comments – tweetedtimes.com
  • Why the use of color really matters in visualization – visualoop.com
  • Wonders And Controversies: Hands On With Cities: Skylines’ Meticulous Mapping – thesixthaxis.com
  • Mapping travel routes: Why it’s every traveller’s obsession – coomaexpress.com.au

Cartographic History

  • Marion illustrator marries passion for mapping, history with depictions of Civil War battles – thegazette.com
  • Radars help create 3-D view of structure, age of Greenland’s ice – cjonline.com
  • Map of London, 1653 – bl.uk
  • Six more ways of visualising London’s growth: mapping the capital’s expansion – citymetric.com
  • Modern Mapping Connects Historic Preservation and Planning – nextcity.org
  • Mapping the past – thehindu.com
  • Britannia Obscura: Mapping Hidden Britain, by Joanne Parker – timeshighereducation.co.uk
  • See What Your City Will Be Like in 15 Years – citylab.com
  • WWI trench system unearthed in Cork – irishexaminer.com

Cartographic Education & Resources

Cartographic Products

Mapping Themes

Alternative Cartography