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ICA awards scholarships for early career scientists to participate in official ICA events

eCARTO News June 2014

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 David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

General News


  • MH370 search: Dutch survey vessel begins mapping ocean floor – smh.com.au
  • Arctic connections: Mapping historic Inuit trails online – dal.ca
  • Balkan floods: mapping a disaster area with some help from NASA – blogs.redcross.org.uk
  • VIDEO: Affordable Drone Aircraft for Mapping Landfill Void – waste-management-world.com
  • Mapping San Francisco’s Stolen Bike Hotspots Reveals Where Not To Park Your Bike – fastcoexist.com
  • Aquatic habitat mapping “Off-the-Shelf” – peninsulaclarion.com

Industry News

  • Has Apple Maps Finally Found Its Way? – wallstcheatsheet.com
  • Apple goes indoors with their latest mapping expansion as they prepare to detail the inside of buildings – dailymail.co.uk
  • Nokia’s Mapping Unit Buys Predictive Analytics Firm Medio – toptechnews.com
  • Nokia Looks To Bolster Its HERE Maps Business With Recent Buys – forbes.com
  • NOAA innovation creates room for data entrepreneurs – fcw.com
  • Google Flight Search increases interactivity with visual airfare mapping – tnooz.com
  • Google’s secretive 3D-mapping project now has a tablet: here it is – engadget.com
  • Amazon Fire Phone: Bing For Search, Nokia For Maps – searchengineland.com
  • The big mobile weakness Amazon’s smartphone faces: Maps – venturebeat.com
  • TomTom Powers MapQuest’s Core Map Data with New Partnership – directionsmag.com
  • Garmin Releases viago Navigation App For $0.99, Pay In-App to Unlock Features that Google Maps Does for Free – droid-life.com


  • Japan Launches Satellite with Night-Vision Mapping Radar – space.com
  • Mapping Apps Follow the Crowd – nytimes.com
  • 3D Mapping Solution Identifies CCTV Blackspots – hstoday.us
  • Queensland Police mobile app, 3D thermal mapping feature in state iAwards – cio.com.au /
  • Apple Maps’ hidden ‘City Tours’ feature revealed by developer – itproportal.com
  • IndoorAtlas Raises $4.5 Million in Race To Map The Indoors – blogs.wsj.com
  • senseFly announces the eBee RTK mapping drone – the most flexible survey-grade system on the market – directionsmag.com

Resource Mapping

  • 11 maps that explain the US energy system – vox.com
  • 3D mapping provides specialised services – theadvocate.com.au
  • Carbon-mapping satellite will monitor plants’ faint glow – sciencemag.org

Education and Resources

  • Coordinate Systems Worldwide – new online tool for finding coordinate systems – epsg.io
  • Mapping Hacks – Tips & Tools for Electronic Cartography – shop.oreilly.com
  • GeoCommunity – geocomm.com
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to Use Drones for Mapping – nbcdfw.com
  • Mapping Out a Lesson Plan – issaquahpress.com

Cartography and Health

Society and Cartography

  • Historical maps in libraries around the world – oldmapsonline.org
  • #BBCtrending: mapping ISIS followers around the world – bbc.com
  • T&T Minister: New mapping system to locate children at all times – stabroeknews.com
  • Mapping the city for safety with Safetipin – livemint.com
  • SEMCOG’s interactive map shows commuting patterns – hometownlife.com
  • Enhanced Irish-language placename and mapping tools launched in DCU – dcu.ie



  • How 1.5 Million Volunteer Mappers Aim To Beat Google – readwrite.com
  • Maps and their makers … and the pretence of objectivity – thenational.ae
  • A History of the World in Twelve Maps shows that cartography is a matter of perspective – thenational.ae
  • Mapping Company Will Appeal $6.2M Fine – wabi.tv

Cartography Lite

  • What Sheraton’s new 3-D mapping light shows could look like – khon2.com
  • World Cup 2014: Travel through Brazil’s 37 painted streets with Google Maps Street View – ibnlive.in.com