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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 2024

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.

New Technology

  • New technology is helping scientists map the ocean floor in the Galapagos – dal.ca
  • RaCERS project to boost map-making and environmental monitoring – news.satnews.com
  • Tesla Launched a Cool 3D Map Visualization, but You Won’t Be Able To Use It – autoevolution.com
  • New Mapping Finds the Oceans Are Filled With “Dark Vessels” – news.yahoo.com


Solid, Liquid, Gas


  • Scientists Map Largest Deep-Sea Coral Reef to Date  – voanews.com
  • Where are the wolves? Colorado Parks and Wildlife debuts map tracking the new residents – cbsnews.com
  • Map: See where cicada broods will emerge for first time in over 200 years – usatoday.com
  • New USGS map shows California is at high risk for damaging earthquakes – sfgate.com
  • Great frigatebirds wearing backpacks map atmosphere – miragenews.com
  • A huge drone used to map the soil – icelandmonitor.mbl.is

Just Maps


  • Research finds men are better at reading maps, but there’s a catch – bbc.com
  • Outcry as Ordnance Survey uses English names on official maps of Eryri national park – nation.cymru
  • Mapping science: How GIS transformed our view of the world – news.ucsb.edu
  • The Case for Collaboration Between OpenStreetMap and Overture Maps – geoweeknews.com
  • HD Map for the Autonomous Vehicles Market to grow by USD 5.38 billion from 2022 to 2027 – prnewswire.com
  • Maps are guided by power, not truth – iai.tv
  • 4,000-year-old rock with mysterious markings becomes a “treasure map” for archaeologists – cbsnews.com
  • Australians Claim to Create Most Complete Map of Universe’s History – learningenglish.voanews.com

Applications of Mapping

  • Perfecting Project Coordination – From Overhead Drones to Precision Indoor Mapping – geoweeknews.com
  • National first – NHVR launches National Network Map – miragenews.com


Education & Training

  • Create your own sky map, find the weirdest stars and explore the surface of the Moon with the EXPLORE astronomy toolkit – eurekalert.org

Map Collections


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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.