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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 August 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.

People in Cartography

Cartographic Anomalies

  • California, an island? Meet cartography’s most persistent mistake – bigthink.com
  • Why is New Zealand being left of world maps – www.9news.com.au
  • Russia Today puts Japan on the map, where New Zealand should be – theguardian.com
  • The Pin Is Mightier – slate.com/technology
  • Google, Apple, Microsoft reportedly ignoring safety pleas to add rail crossings to maps – theverge.com
  • Between Texas and Mexico, a Restless Border Defies the Map – citylab.com
  • Nearly 100 drivers followed a Google Maps detour — and ended up stuck in an empty field – edition.cnn.com

Just Maps

  • 440 Years Old And Filled With Footprints, These Aren’t Your Everyday Maps – npr.org
  • La Vuelta 2019 – Stage route profiles and maps – au.eurosport.com
  • The Map That Made Los Angeles Make Sense – citylab.com


  • What Are the Maps That Make Us? – citylab.com
  • Has a Map Changed Your Life? Tell Us About It. – citylab.com
  • Global Electronic Cartography Market Size and Forecast by End-Use with CAGR, 2019-2024 – theslapclap.com
  • The “Colonial Cartography” of Google Maps – conversations.e-flux.com
  • Comment: Maps shows Apple is willing to iterate in public where Google kills experiments – 9to5mac.com
  • Is this the world map of the future? – bigthink.com

The Cartographic Eye

  • How These Stunning Maps Revealed the Moon’s Secrets – fastcompany.com
  • NASA’s AIRS Maps Carbon Monoxide from Brazil Fires – jpl.nasa.gov
  • What Satellite Imagery Tells Us About the Amazon Rain Forest Fires – nytimes.com
  • More Fires Now Burning in Angola, Congo Than Amazon: Maps – bloomberg.com
  • This 3D Map of the Milky Way Is the Best View Yet of Our Galaxy’s Warped, Twisted Shape – space.com

Marine Cartography

Cartographic Resources, Education & Employment

Cartography Related

  • Turbo: Google’s new color palette for data visualization addresses shortcomings of the common rainbow palette, ‘Jet’ – hub.packtpub.com
  • Use “look Around” in Apple Maps to Tour High-Resolution Street Views of Cities – ios.gadgethacks.com

Cartographic Dominance

Cartography and Countries

  • Around the world in 80 aspics: cracking through history’s veneer – irishtimes.com