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

eCARTO News March 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.

Investigative cartography

  • Signs of 1906 earthquake revealed in mapping of offshore northern San Andreas Fault – sciencedaily.com
  • Mapping changes in housing in sub-Saharan Africa from 2000 to 2015 – nature.com
  • Mozambique’s Cyclone: Mapping the Destruction of Idai – nytimes.com
  • Mapping the ravages of guns, traps and bulldozers on biodiversity – uq.edu.au
  • Mapping genocide in Khulna – thedailystar.net
  • World’s Largest Salt Cave Discovered in Israel – And It’s Still Growing – 1.cbn.com
  • Global database maps fashion factories to crack down on slavery – sightmagazine.com.au
  • The ‘Atlas of Inequality’ Maps Micro-Level Segregation – citylab.com
  • Mapping the Coal Ash Contamination – earthjustice.org
  • These maps show how hard it is to measure inequality in English council areas – citymetric.com
  • BC Coroners launch interactive map for unidentified human remains – vancouverisawesome.com

Cartographic Applications

  • Huckelberry Maps Locate Hungry Grizzly Bears – futurity.org
  • An ambitious project aims to map the entire ocean floor. It could also open it up to mining – abc.net.au
  • Mapping Europe’s ecosystems key to ensuring their future health and resilience – eea.europa.eu
  • TravelTime maps API lets users search by time rather than distance – searchengineland.com
  • State Geologist, Partners Create New Surface Geology Maps for Massachusetts – umass.edu
  • What the new mapping system means for farmers – agriland.ie
  • ASU center announces Hawaii coral reef conservation program in partnership with Lenfest Ocean Program – asunow.asu.edu

Out of This World

  • NASA Will Need Your Help Mapping Asteroid Bennu – space.com
  • Mapping on Mars with LiDAR-equipped space drones – spatialsource.com.au
  • CHIME: Mapping the Early Universe – space.com
  • 60-Second Astro News: Cannonball Pulsar & Mapping a Star from Afar – skyandtelescope.com
  • Drone Maps Icy Lava Tube in Iceland in Preparation for Cave Exploration on the Moon and Mars – seti.org


  • How Fiji changed the way we travel – uipress.uiowa.edu
  • The Geospatial Cloud: Fast Insights Into Big Data – forbes.com
  • ‘It’s time for a new model’: How mapping is changing emergency response – smartcitiesdive.com
  • USTelecom: Reinventing broadband mapping is needed to close the digital divide – cnet.com
  • How land grabbers co-opt indigenous ritual traditions in Papua: Q&A with anthropologist Sophie Chao – news.mongabay.com

Cartographic Resources & Opportunities

Cartography – People

Neat Cartography

Cartography That Worries

  • China destroys 30,000 maps because they don’t list Taiwan and state in north India as its territory – independent.co.uk
  • Your iPhone keeps a map of everywhere you go —d how to find it and turn it off – news.com.au

Related Technology

  • Wingcopter – wingcopter.com
  • Terra For Drone Software Vendors as DJI Launches Mapping & Modeling Tool – dronelife.com
  • Uber drives Middle East mapping push ahead of IPO: source – reuters.com
  • Does the Phantom 4 RTK replace Ground Control Points for Drone Mapping? – dronedj.com
  • Latest Report on Automotive Digital Mapping Market by Growth, Size, Share and Forecast Till 2023 | Global Key Players are Google, Apple, ESRI, Autonavi, Microsoft, Tomtom – openpr.com
  • Global Airborne LiDAR Market Outlook 2017-2019 & 2026 – Increasing Demand for 3D Imaging – ResearchAndMarkets.com – apnews.com