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Get to know the new ICA Executive Committee for the term 2023-2027

eCARTO News July 2022

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.


Mapping the Environment

  • Reforming coral reefs using 3D printing – ScienceDaily
  • Suitability of the global forest cover change map to assess climatic megadisturbance impacts on remote tropical forests – nature.com
  • NOAA joins worldwide ocean floor mapping effort – msn.com



  • Introducción a los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) aplicados al catastro – nosolosig.com
  • Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization, Fourth Edition – routledge.com
  • Martin Waldseemüller’s ‘Carta marina’ of 1516 – Chet Van Duzer

Cartography Related Publications

  • The Cartographers – Peng Shepherd
  • Crucial Maps in the Early Cartography and Place-Nomenclature of the Atlantic Coast of Canada – JSTOR
  • The Cartographic Capital – cambridge.org
  • A History of Cartography in India – outlookindia.com
  • Radical Cartographies – Participatory Mapmaking from Latin America – utexas.edu
  • Horizons – A Global History of Science – news9live.com
  • ‘Bos’ Schoolatlas der geheele aarde’ – uu.nl

This is Tomorrow Calling

  • The Internet Needs You-Are-Here Maps – WIRED
  • Map of BC’s “Petrofuture” shows sea-level rise in 1,000 years – dailyhive.com
  • Omagh’s history brought to life by digital walking trail – BBC News
  • 3D Map Platform for Bringing the Real World into the Metaverse – UASweekly
  • The New Precision – At Scale – forbes.com
  • ‘Underground maps’ segment cities using fashion, AI – Cornell Chronicle
  • The smart city is a perpetually unrealized utopia – MIT Technology Review
  • “Artificial Intelligence Is Definitely Not Just a Hype” – gim-international.com
  • How the Geospatial Industry is Embracing AI – gim-international.com
  • Building a Digital Twin for Germany – gim-international.com
  • Army’s Synthetic Training Environment harnesses evolving mapping technology – The U S Army
  • Sensor breakthrough paves way for groundbreaking map of world under Earth surface – ScienceDaily
  • The UK’s wee military recon drones will double as cartographers – popsci.com

Out of This World

Restoring the Past

  • 50-year-old map ‘Picture of the world’ restored – muscatdaily.com
  • De papieren atlassen zijn niet aan te slepen. Wat maakt ze zo onweerstaanbaar? – volkskrant.nl

The Art of Cartography

  • One man and his compass: Meet the cartographer-turned-artist bringing snow to life – Euronews
  • Cartographer Olaus Magnus’ Map of Sea Monsters – finebooksmagazine.com
  • Former Map Maker Walks for Hours in Snow To Create Giant Geometric Patterns in Snowfields – mymodernmet.com


  • UNAOC and UNOSAT Launch Interactive Map of Religious Sites in Sweden Mirage News – UNAOC

A Light-Hearted Look

  • Satirical cartography: a century of American humor in twisted maps – Big Think
  • Top 17 Best Scratch off Maps June 2022 – Bestgamingpro


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.