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

eCARTO News Oktober 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.


  • How a Secret Map Brought Down a Pirate Alliance on the Irish Coast – atlasobscura.com
  • Mapping Tools Open up New Possibilities in Property Storytelling – propmodo.com
  • The power behind the map in the 21st Century – arcgis.com
  •  Fifty Maps and the Stories they Tell – bodleianshop.co.uk
  • The maps that show life is slowly getting better – theguardian.com
  • Copperplate of Treasure Island map – twitter.com


Borders and Barriers

Cartographic Research & Development

  • The unlit light of the deepest dark – odt.co.nz
  • Satellites could soon map every tree on Earth – nature.com
  • Study maps global regrowth carbon capture potential – spatialsource.com.au
  • Deep Science: Alzheimer’s screening, forest-mapping drones, machine learning in space, more – techcrunch.com

In Case You Missed It

Cartographic Industry News

  • What3words embedded into Here mapping for even better destination navigation – pocket-lint.com
  • Aquatic Mapping Service Market to Witness Huge Growth By 2025 – prnewsleader.com
  • Esri Ireland partners with Bluesky to enhance its digital mapping offering in Ireland – directionsmag.com

Map Societies and Agencies

Cartography Books & Resources

Maps & Mapping Applications

  • A trawler’s chart – i.redd.it
  • National Library of Scotland – recent editions – maps.nls.uk
  • Norway funds satellite map of world’s tropical forests – bbc.com
  • Satellites put the world’s biggest methane emitters on the map – afr.com
  • Mapping ‘fossil water’ helps achieve sustainable groundwater management in California – miragenews.com

Cartography – 3D, Animated and Interactive

Cartography and Tourism

  • Sales of camping, hiking guides rise as Americans take to the outdoors – washingtonpost.com
  • Slow map: Mapping Britain’s intercity footpaths – bbc.com

Mapping and Measuring

Thinking Outside the Quadrilateral