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eCARTO News June 2013

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to the editor of eCARTO News.

General News


  • Mapping All The Security Cameras That Are Watching You – fastcoexist.com
  • The Most Amazing Map You’ll See Today (No Matter What Day It Is) – discovermagazine.com
  • A mist-covered mountain in Cambodia gives up its treasure, writes Lindsay Murdoch – smh.com.au
  • Mapping ‘The World’ Of A Remote Afghan Village – nwpr.org
  • Mapping Technology Helps Pakistan Track and Prevent Epidemics – techpresident.com
  • Call to adopt hot spot mapping to check fever in district – newindianexpress.com
  • Patagonia Chilena Sin Represas // Chilean Patagonia Without Dams – nationalgeographic.com
  • Mapping Sea Salt From Orbit: Building Better Ocean and Climate Models – newswise.com
  • Mapping The 31 Million People Displaced By Climate Change So Far – fastcoexist.com
  • ‘Death map’ of deserts aims to save lives of desperate Mexican migrants – guardian.co.uk
  • Geographic Information Systems aid health research in developed and developing countries – eurekalert.org
  • Yosemite’s Iconic El Capitan Mapped in High-Res 3-D – nationalgeographic.com
  • Clickable history: Researching the Byzantine Empire with GIS – directionsmag.com
  • VOLCANO WATCH: Mapping the world’s largest volcano – bigislandvideonews.com


  • Drones provide quantum leap in mapping accuracy – adelaidenow.com.au
  • Tornado-mapping drones in the skies – winnipegfreepress.com
  • Drones deployed to catch graffiti artists in the act – smartplanet.com
  • 3D mapping platform uses chopper-based sensor system at low altitudes – sparpointgroup.com
  • Hubble Helps Astronomers Map Ejected Supernova Material In 3D – redorbit.com
  • Cicada Spawn Tracked by Scientists Armed With Technology – bloomberg.com
  • Physical bump-mapping lets us 3D print photographsgeek.com
  • HMS Victory as you’ve never seen it before: The amazing 3D map of Nelson’s battleship created by lasers in a bid to help restore it – dailymail.co.uk


Cartographic Opinion

  • Jerry Brotton: let’s take maps back from Google – telegraph.co.uk
  • Hay Festival 2013: ‘we can’t compete with Google maps’, says Prof Jerry Brotton – telegraph.co.uk
  • Waze VP: What Search Did for the Internet, Maps Will Do for Mobile – streetfightmag.com
  • AnyGeo – GIS, Maps, Mobile and Social Location Technology – blog.gisuser.com

Mapping the Indoor Space


Paper Maps

  • Why hand-drawn maps are back in the picture – guardian.co.uk
  • Historic atlases paint picture of a changing world – bristol.ac.uk
  • If you go out in the woods today, take a paper map even if you’ve got a mobile: Rescue group – leaderpost.com

ART in cARTography

Cartographer – Modeller Remembered

  • Obituary: Vigo Rauda leaves legacy of 8,000 display models – seattletimes.com

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