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eCARTO News May 2020

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.

Just Maps & Atlases

  • Mapa del Humbre de 2019 – wfp.org
  • An atlas fit for a Tudor queen – bl.uk
  • Lose Yourself in a Mesmerizing, Meticulous Map of the Met – alasoscura.com
  • 5,000 rare and unique maps are now available online – phys.org

Cartographers & Navigators

Citizen Cartography

  • How to Make an Illustrated Map in 8 Steps – nytimes.com
  • Travis Elborough: Maps for the mind during lockdown – hackneycitizen.co.uk
  • Curious City: In, Out, Above, Beyond Saint Paul – issuu.com
  • The M.T.A. vs. a D.I.Y. Cartographer – newyorker.com
  • Art Challenge: Readers Show Us How They Map Their Worlds – atlasobscura.com
  • Putting women on the map: Feminist cartographers are filling in urban design data gaps – scroll.in
  • During Lockdown, Google Maps Gives My Son a Way Out – wired.com
  • Young Kazakh entrepreneurs talk about their innovative projects – kazakh-tv.kz
  • What your Strava maps says about you – runningmagazine.ca

Maps Relating to Regions

Cartographic Industry News

  • Novum Intel – a new voice for Africa’s geospatial and location intelligence industry – novumintel.com
  • Google highlights accessible locations with new Maps feature – techcrunch.com
  • Navenio raises $11 million to bring indoor mapping and localization to hospitals – venturebeat.com
  • Aerial Mapping Firm Nearmap Expands Offerings for AEC – enr.com
  • HERE Technologies Moves Its XYZ Mapping Platform to General Availability – programmableweb.com
  • Introducing Crew, An Exciting New Propeller Platform Add-on That Brings Interactive Maps Into The Field – suasnews.com

Themed Cartography

Cartographic of Distant Locations

  • Antarctica: A brief history in maps, part 1 – bl.uk
  • Project aims to create first 4-D maps of Earth’s mantle – phys.org

Cartography Sources & Resources

Pictorial Cartography

Cartography and the Internet

  • Go Ahead, Get Lost in Map Land – themanual.com
  • Sharing Large Raster Maps And Drone Imagery With GIS Cloud – giscloud.com

Cartographic Representation of Motion

Cartographic Technologies and Apps

  • Mapping dry wildfire fuels with AI and new satellite data – phys.org
  • Five of the best online mapping apps – theguardian.com
  • VIDEO: C-MAP Reveal – fishingworld.com.au
  • Mapping Drones: The Remo-M is the Award Winning, Sophisticated Solution You’ve Never Heard Of (Yet) – dronelife.com


  • Inuit Place-Names Map Series of Nunavik – nunatop.com

Cartographic “What ifs”