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eCARTO News May 2018

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

  • The Dutch City With A Constantly Changing Name – bbc.com
  • The Surprisingly Simple Apps Pilots Use To Make Your Flight Better – wired.com
  • This Prohibition-era map is a love letter to alcohol – bigthink.com
  • This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating – theverge.com
  • Apparently, All Roads Do Lead to Rome – archdaily.com
  • The History Of Mapping Australia – indonesiaexpat.biz
  • World’s largest collection of ocean garbage is twice the size of Texas – usatoday.com

 Cartography’s Deep Dark Secrets

  • Conspiracy to keep New Zealand off world maps  – nzherald.co.nz
  • MapLab: The Cartography of Chaos – citylab.com
  • Communism, Cartography and the Creation of Thai Identity – international.thenewslens.com
  • The Road to Prohibition Was Due North of the Gulf of Wretchedness, According to These Maps – vinepair.com
  • Mapping Out Missing and Murdered Native Women: ‘I Would Want My Story to Have Meaning’ – rewire.news
  • Why Nigeria’s Next Population Census May Be Hampered- Investigation – newsghana.com.gh
  • ‘We Do Not Have The Right To Condone Or Ignore The Distortion Of Historical And Geographical Truth’  memri.org
  • Why Ancient Mapmakers Were Terrified of Blank Spaces – news.nationalgeographic.com

Cartographic Snippets

  • Sign Language – thereader.com
  • ‘Alternative Maps’ challenges everything you thought you knew about cartography – mashable.com
  • A study of our domestic space – timesofmalta.com
  • Vladimir Putin is Redrawing The Map of The World to Reflect How Russia Sees It
  • Gap apologizes after Chinese netizens slam it for T-shirt with incomplete China map – globaltimes.cn
  • A Few of My Favorite Spaces: The Moser Spindle – blogs.scientificamerican.com
  • Relief Model of Switzerland – srf.ch
  • What’s the Longest Straight Path You Could Sail without Touching Land? – newsweek.com
  • What is the longest distance a person can travel (on Earth, on land) in a straight line without having to cross a sea or ocean? – quora.com

 Cartography Bringing People Together

 Mapping Archives

 Cartography in its infancy

  • Newtown boy shows impressive cartography skills – ulsterherald.com
  • Shoestring cartography: Family creates ‘best map ever’ of Denali’s summit – newsminer.com
  • Google made some poor soul run a crab gauntlet for Street View – cnet.com