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eCARTO News October 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.


Viewpoint – Cartography

Interactive Mappin

  • Multilingual, interactive mapping site to guide tourists on culture walk – Times of India
  • This Interactive Map Lets Users Explore England’s Hidden Archaeological Landscape – Smithsonian Magazine
  • The vaccination rate for every suburb in New Zealand on an interactive map – thespinoff.co.nz

Environmental Mapping

Deep Cartography

  • Scientists create most detailed map of Uranus’ mysterious auroras to date – Space
  • HawkEye 360 wins radiofrequency mapping contract with intelligence agency – defensenews.com
  • Study demonstrates lunar composition mapping capabilities of spectrograph instrument – phys.org
  • Divers on historic quest to map cave, spring – emissourian.co
  • Astronomers get a 3D look at nearby stellar nurseries – astronomy.com


  • Nebra Sky Disc: British Museum to display world’s ‘oldest map of stars’ – BBC News
  • Mapping with the stars: Nuns instrumental in Vatican celestial survey – catholicnews.com
  • mexican duo creates first cartography with all the architectural heritage of mexico city – designboom.com

Atlases and other publications

Relief Maps

  • Bartholomew Revised Half-Inch Map Skye and Wester Ross – View map
  • 3D Design: Terrain and Sky Component in Mapbox Studio – 3D Design

Industry News


  • The Incredible Life of Hubert Wilkins – booktopia.com
  • Volcano Watch — The Canary Islands “mega-tsunami” hypothesis, and why it doesn’t carry water – usgs.gov
  • How cartography helped the Grand Canyon become grand – news.asu.edu
  • The Future Is Bleak. Pondering Pangaea Gives Me Hope – wired.com


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