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Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association
Get to know the new ICA Executive Committee for the term 2023-2027
Get to know the ICA Commissions for the term 2023-2027

eCARTO News May 2024

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.

Maps, Atlases and Globes

Collections of Maps

Applications of Mapping

Ubiquitous Mapping Systems

  • Google Maps navigation just got a big 3D upgrade – androidpolice.com
  • 3 tips to get the most from Google Maps – msn.com
  • Want to know live view or chat like ChatGPT, these amazing AI features come in Google Maps – newstracklive.com
  • TomTom Collaborates with Unity on New Map Visualization Tech – geoweeknews.com
  • Mapping Asian American history in the nation’s capital – wtop.com
  • Samsung Launches 3D Map View Feature Based on SmartThings and AI – news.samsung.com


  • The Mapping of Mount Everest – Geographical
  • Historical aerial photos help trace development, environmental change – ABC listen
  • How maps are used and abused in times of conflict – phys.org

Opinions & Reviews

  • Maps Are for More Than Just Finding Your Way – nytimes.com
  • Putting maps into cartographic context – spatialsource.com.au
  • ‘Straight line’: Mind-boggling map goes viral – news.com.au
  • Critical US wetlands are not fully documented. Why is mapping them so hard? – postandcourier.com
  • Is map-reading a lost art? In an era of GPS, here’s what map fans say we’re losing – cbc.ca
  • Digital Map Market worth $47.8 billion by 2029 – finance.yahoo.com

Theory & Technology

  • Collaborative Cartography: The Art and Science of Beautiful Maps – esri.com
  • Color connotations and associations – www.esri.com


Conferences & Seminars & Opportunities


  • The First Russian Antarctic Expedition in 1819-21 – nla.gov.au
  • Close Encounters of the Cartographic Kind – youtube.com
  • Pretty Spanish town celebrates being wiped off Google Maps after overtourism chaos – express.co.uk
  • Maltese Lawyer And Cartographer Albert Ganado – lovinmalta.com
  • Volcano Watch – usgs.gov
  • High-flying Ashby company announces plans to map all parts of Great Britain every two years – ashby.nub.news
  • Meet the Bloomberg Newsroom’s Satellite Data Expert – bloomberg.com



Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the weblink authors are their own and do not represent the official position of the ICA. The links are assembled for information and education purposes only.