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eCARTO News March 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 the editor of eCARTO News.

General News

  • MapStory, a global community to organize knowledge about the world spatially and temporally – mapstory.org
  • The Power of Mapping – theatlantic.com
  • Google Maps Gallery Wants To Be The Internet’s Digital Atlas – readwrite.com
  • How open source cartography pays the bills for one company – opensource.com
  • The rise of OpenStreetMap: A quest to conquer Google’s mapping empire – thenextweb.com


Industry News

  • Mall or nothing: Nokia and Yahoo extend partnership to indoor mapping – zdnet.com
  • Behind Google Maps’ Intuitive New Design – fastcodesign.com
  • Nokia Here Maps is heading to Windows 8.1 to fill in Bing’s mapping gaps – pcworld.com
  • Paracosm shows off impressive crowdsource 3D mapping software used in Google’s Project Tango – thenextweb.com
  • Google Sea View mapping our oceans – 3news.co.nz
  • Introducing .MAP by GroundSure: a new mapping service for architects – architectsjournal.co.uk
  • Jack Ma’s Alibaba Offers To Buy Digital-Mapping Company AutoNavi – forbes.com
  • TomTom integrates indoor mapping with Micello partnership – businesswire.com

Technological advances

  • iOS 8 Said To Take Maps To The Next Level With Added Data And Transit Directions – techcrunch.com
  • ‘The map comes alive’: Nokia Here boss dreams of drones, self-driving cars – reviews.cnet.com
  • Alaska’s scale puts USGS mapping systems to the test – gcn.com
  • Mapping the 3D printing revolution [Infographic] – electronicsnews.com.au
  • Google data could stem surge in deforestation levels – rtcc.org

Education and Resources

Historical  Cartography

  • The Cartographer of No Man’s Land: A Novel  – oprah.com
  • The History of Cartography – geography.wisc.edu
  • Mapping river geometry gives clues to past terrains – nature.com
  • Online mapping tool gives insight into history of London’s streets – standard.co.uk
  • ZEB1 Handheld Laser Scanner Speeds Up Mapping of Historic Hungarian Hospital – directionsmag.com

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