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

eCARTO News November 2013

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 the editor of eCARTO News.

General News

  • Nat Geo Maps Show Big Changes Since First Atlas – news.nationalgeographic.com
  • Esri Story Map Retraces Major Locations and Events in the Life of John F. Kennedy – gisuser.com
  • A treasure trove of relief maps in UW Science Hall – isthmus.com
  • Mapping the many different Americas that make up the United States – irishtimes.com
  • Trendspotting: 6 mapping trends that are good for business – itworld.com
  • National Library of Australia’s Mapping Our World exhibition reveals much about our past – canberratimes.com.au


  • Já.is Launches 360° Street Maps In Iceland – grapevine.is
  • Mapping America’s Restless Interstate Migration Without a Map – wired.com
  • Underwater mapping gets a new dimension in Brevard – floridatoday.com
  • Geospatial data project will let almost anyone put almost anything on map – phys.org

Industry News

  • The holy trail: using Trekker, Google’s edge in the next mapping war – theverge.com
  • We go joyriding in the Google Maps-killer’s ROBO-CAR – theregister.co.uk
  • Big tech scrambles for Israeli firms – ketknbc.com
  • Mission to Map Earth’s Magnetic Field Readies for Takeoff – scientificamerican.com
  • 3D Laser Mapping Launches V-Mapper a New Mobile Mapping System – amerisurv.com
  • Saginaw-based Spicer Group buys $700,000 mobile mapping system for nationwide surveying – mlive.com
  • Google Plus iOS app updates design, adds hi-res media backups and mapping – slashgear.com
  • The Climate Mapping Tool You’ve Been Waiting For – theatlanticcities.com

Extraterrestrial Mapping

3D Mapping

Education and Resources

  • Mapping the possibilities with GIS technology – jsonline.com
  • Armed with GPS units, Highlands Community College students are mapping campus trees – tricities.com
  • Mapping Open Access, or the lack thereof – mhpbooks.com
  • PhD Study in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with Hong Kong PhD Fellowship – polyu.edu.hk

Political, Health and Social Cartography

  • Mapping Bitcoin – bits.blogs.nytimes.com
  • Mapping the soul of the city – smh.com.au
  • Geographic information systems and logistic regression for high-resolution malaria risk mapping in a rural settlement of the southern Brazilian Amazon – 7thspace.com
  • Entrepreneur says Lassy Project App can help prevent child abduction cases – turnto23.com
  • Nkandla: new hi-res aerial imagery revealed – techcentral.co.za
  • All-island interactive census map shows north, south differences – irishtimes.com
  • Mad Cartographers – aucegypt.edu
  • Military maps to focus on natural disasters, analysis – usatoday.com
  • In the Jungle – vanityfair.com
  • Police use ‘nose telescope’ for cannabis odour mapping – telegraph.co.uk

Personal Security and Safety Mapping

On-line Mapping


  • How drivers still prefer a printed map to sat navs: 63 per cent reveal they have used traditional navigation aid in past six months – dailymail.co.uk
  • Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won – theguardian.com
  • Mapping Modern Britain: How Roads and Maps Have Shaped the UK – breakingtravelnews.com
  • A World Without Maps – online.wsj.com
  • Climbers suggest records wrong on top Myanmar peak – lasvegassun.com

Environmental Mapping & Management

  • Google researchers create first detailed map of global forest change – gcn.com
  • Mapping rice in the Philippines – where – irri.org
  • Mapping tree losses globally, and in Louisville – blogs.courier-journal.com
  • Mapping earthquake faults sputters in California – scpr.org
  • Sierra Leone: EPA-SL On Coastal and Marine Sensitivity Mapping Workshop – allafrica.com
  • Leyte reconstruction: MGB maps ‘no build zones’ – rappler.com
  • Mapping Whole Communities and Their Homes with Thermal Images to Reduce Heat Loss – theenergycollective.com
  • Two Young Explorers Create First Map of the Future Patagonia National Park – newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
  • On the hunt for European frog-bit – ourmidland.com

CrowdSourcing and Social Media


Art in Cartography

  • Art and the city: Mapping the roads of Karachi for the routes best travelled – tribune.com.pk
  • Iconic Australia map – redbubble.com

Scam Cartography

Cartography Lite

  • USGS Report on Thanksgiving Themed Placenames Around the United States – goldrushcam.com