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

eCARTO News January 2019

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.


  • Why paper maps still matter in the digital age – stl.news
  • Are paper maps making a comeback? – ft.com
  • Who among us can live without digital maps? But paper maps feed our brains (and they don’t need Wi-Fi) – chicagotribune.com

Cartographic Memories

Mapping Topography

  • Historic Topographic Maps Pushed Into 3D – kottke.org

Cartographic Applications

Cartographic Complications


  • His artwork is typically thrown away. Now people raised $590K to put it on their coffee tables. – denverpost.com
  • The Man Behind Most of the Ski Maps in America – outsideonline.com
  • “Cartography for Peace“: Suzana Queiroga expõe sobre a paz, no Porto – infocul.pt
  • The little-known story of how one man turned the Grand Canyon into an icon – azcentral.com

Cartographic Resources and Opportunities

Industry News

  • Tom Tom, Navman and Garmin forced to remove ‘lifetime’ claims from advertising campaigns – mumbrella.com.au
  • Garmin updates cartography, introduces transducer – tradeonlytoday.com
  • Global Electronic Cartography System Market 2019 by Segment Forecasts – fmrblog.com
  • Mapillary puts 186 million AI-generated map features on the map in their latest push to make maps more detailed and up-to-date globally – directionsmag.com

Cartographic Interactives

Cartographic Opinion

  • Google Maps vs Apple Maps – Which app is truly the best for getting around? – express.co.uk
  • Is RTK the Future of Drone Mapping – heliguy.com
  • Google Maps unreliable on our country roads – thewest.com.au
  • Were the British really the first Europeans to sight Australia? – news.com.au
  • Crowdsourced maps should help driverless cars navigate our cities more safely – technologyreview.com
  • Video games could teach spatial skills lost to a society dependent on devices – theconversation.com
  • Scottish stone circle isn’t so ancient after all, archaeologists say – arstechnica.com