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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 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.


  • Lifetime Achievement Honor for Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment – news.syr.edu


Maps & Atlases & Books


  • Exploring the mathematical universe – connections, contradictions, and kale – theconversation.com
  • The power of lines and strokes: How our brain recognizes line drawings – medicalxpress.com



AI-Assisted Mapping


  • HD Map for Autonomous Vehicles Market Report 2022 – businesswire.com
  • Luminar acquires HD Mapping Startup Civil Maps – geoweeknews.com
  • Google Maps Rival Says the Future of Navigation Is All About Car Sensors – autoevolution.com
  • Google Maps Chief Sees New Directions for Digital Navigation – wsj.com
  • Google’s higher-resolution driving maps will premiere in the Polestar 3 – engadget.com

Cartography Adopting Industries

Risk & Awareness Mapping

  • Oregon wants to delay controversial wildfire risk mapping – again – oregonlive.com
  • DNR shares results from summer 2022 Milwaukee heat mapping campaign – adysmithnews.com
  • Fairtrade launches new map to identify human rights and environmental risks in cocoa and other commodities – confectionerynews.com
  • Snow map predicts chances of it falling where you live as UK’s bitter cold snap continues – mirror.co.uk
  • Estonian Rescue Board unveils nationwide public shelters online map – news.err.ee
  • Social media and aerial mapping of sea floor reveal that tourists love Hawaiian coral reefs just a little too much – phys.org
  • It’ll take 150 years to map Africa’s biodiversity at the current rate. We can’t protect what we don’t know – modernghana.com
  • Snow Day Forecast – images.squarespace-cdn.com


Inspired by Mapping

  • YouTuber Gaurav Taneja Draws Largest Map of India By Flying Plane on Republic Day – news18.com


  • Forget Google Maps: Why Paper Map Sales Are Booming – wsj.com
  • Who are the Flat Earthers and what do they believe? – msn.com
  • Congressional mapmaker Bob Orr speaks: No one had the ability to ‘cook the books’ – wfae.org


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