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ICA awards scholarships for early career scientists to participate in official ICA events

eCARTO News November 2021

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.

Atlases and other publications

  • 40-year map project, History of Cartography, draws to a close – wisc.edu
  • State of Israel – 70 Years of Statistics, Historical Statistical Atlas 1948-2018 – cbs.gov.il
  • See a selection of fabulous old maps of Newcastle from a new book published this week – Chronicle Live

Environmental Mapping

  • Researchers map the impact of human sewage on coastlines around the world – abc.net.au
  • Infographic: COP26 goals explained in maps and charts – Al Jazeera
  • Three maps that show exactly how climate change has spread across the world in the last 30 years – inews.co.uk
  • Flood-impact map a Canadian first – westernu.ca
  • This map shows exactly where the world’s most important carbon is stored – fastcompany.com
  • We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning – theconversation.com
  • Digital Models for Planning and Disaster Management – gim-international.com


  • American Geographical Society Library Research Fellowship – uwm.edu


  • Panorama of the Thames project – Thames project
  • Society for the History of Discoveries – discoveryhistory.org
  • Spanish Armada maps ‘saved for the nation’ – BBC News
  • ‘They deserve a place in history’: music teacher makes map of female composers – The Guardian
  • Stone slab found in France thought to be Europe’s oldest 3D map – The Guardian
  • Pacific maps: From the days when exploration was like setting off in the dark – smh.com.au
  • Beautiful hand-drawn maps reveal Warsaw as it looked over 100 years ago – The First News
  • Piri Reis’ world map on display at Topkapı Palace – hurriyetdailynews.com

Cartographic Inspirations

  • Cómo conseguir un mapa al estilo “Joy Division” con Peak Maps – cursosgis.com
  • QGIS para cartografía digital en censos y encuestas – nosolosig.com
  • Zapotec in 90006, K’iche’ in 90057: New map highlights L.A.’s Indigenous communities – latimes.com
  • 3D Printing Topographic Maps: How to Print Landscapes – All3DP

Cartographic Intrigue

  • Banned map returns home – Mirage News
  • Memory lanes: Google’s map of our lives – The Guardian
  • WSU professor’s book, ‘Detroit in 50 Maps,’ gives cartographer’s view of the city – Wayne State University
  • A Reddit user found a ‘black hole’ on Google maps, and users couldn’t figure out what it was – businessinsider.com
  • The long lost Lancashire village which was ‘wiped off the map’ without a trace 40 years ago – LancsLive
  • The Greek region too remote for maps – BBC Travel

Viewpoint – Cartography

Just Maps

  • Human Development Index evolution in Brazilian states between 1990-2015 – zoom-maps.com


Lite Cartography

  • Cartographers puzzle-y fun – Marietta Times
  • MAP: the one attraction you have to visit in each province in Spain – thelocal.es
  • Zwift Neokyo map open from today | Full details of each of the 8 new routes – BikeRadar


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.