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

eCARTO News May 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

  • Women, exploration and discovery – h-net.org
  • Best Views of Earth From Europe’s New Plant-Mapping Minisatellite – wired.com
  • Mapping out growth in an industry that’s boosting the economy – independent.ie
  • The GeoInformation Group Maps Out New Future for the UK – directionsmag.com
  • Danish government releases geographic data by way of 1:1 Minecraft map – arstechnica.com
  • What if we mapped cities by how hard it is to get to work? – washingtonpost.com
  • 5 Free Tips to Improve Google Maps – gamerheadlines.com
  • A Navigation Program Switches to Maps Made by Volunteers – nytimes.com
  • Sculptural Cartography: How The Marshall Islands Inhabitants Used Stick Charts to Map the Waves – socks-studio.com


  • This graphic designer makes ‘smell maps’ of cities around the world – pri.org
  • Google Maps update adds public transport data for Britain – hereisthecity.com
  • Digitally mapping the downtown – news.pioneergroup.com
  • Malaysia Airlines MH370: Further ocean mapping required as underwater search area expands – abc.net.au
  • EPA Releases New Tool For Mapping Ecosystem Services – ecosystemmarketplace.com
  • Mapping Yunnan’s surprisingly hectic airspace – gokunming.com
  • Mapline’s Business Mapping Software – Mompreneurs’ New Best Friend – einnews.com
  • Mapping medieval miracles – pasthorizonspr.com
  • University of Colorado Boulder leads team in mapping 198,000 glaciers – examiner.com

Industry News

  • Our world is changing and we need new maps – 360.here.com
  • Offline mapping, navigation improvements highlight Google Maps update – macworld.com
  • Tencent to Invest in Map Company NavInfo – online.wsj.com
  • Digital Mapping May Be Nokia’s Hidden Jewel – nytimes.com
  • Mapbox Adds Smart Directions to its Mapping Platform – programmableweb.com
  • Smart Mapping SuperSurv Available on App Store and Google Play Now – directionsmag.com
  • Rand McNally offers all-in-one mapping, navigation, and HOS update – fleetowner.com
  • Introducing Microsoft Power Map – sqlmag.com
  • The World edition of Tellmaps – tellmaps.com

Technological advances

Education and Resources

Cartography and the Environment

  • Special report: Landslide Mapping – wlos.com
  • Mapping the Killer Path of the Everest Avalanche – news.nationalgeographic.com
  • 3D mapping helps Walsall manage tree estate – hortweek.com
  • Mapping of fragile reefs to help spot prawn habitat: Vancouver Aquarium  – vancouver.24hrs.ca
  • Seabed mapping: Sensor aims to improve seagrass checks off SA coast – abc.net.au
  • Mapping How Far You Can Bike Without Breaking a Sweat – usa.streetsblog.org
  • Mapping glaciers with NASA in a Cold War-era plane – america.aljazeera.com
  • Indonesia, Australia Government & World Bank release new disaster mapping software – futuregov.asia
  • Mapping the Earth’s Trouble Spots and the People Who Live There – hstoday.us
  • Congo’s fragile forests watched over with online map – newscientist.com

Society and Cartography



  • Mapping the humiliation of China – opinion.inquirer.net
  • Mapping the Chinese Conquest of the Planet – huffingtonpost.com
  • Politics on the Topographer’s Table: The Helvetic Triangulation of Cartography, Politics, and Representation – tg.ethz.ch

World and Country Specific Cartography

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