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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 September 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


  • Mesmerising map of the London Underground plots journeys in ‘real-time’ – london24.com
  • Maps of Languages in America – slate.com
  • New project to develop satellite mapping of growing crops – farmersguardian.com
  • GIS for Real Estate” blends mapping, real estate analysis – utdmercury.com
  • Google Maps Mobile Users Can Now Get Waze Traffic Reports – eweek.com
  • This Amazing New Map Charts ‘Moments,’ Rather Than Places – theatlanticcities.com

Industry News

  • Google Maps Camera-toting teams map Fla. beaches – dailyamerican.com
  • What’s Apple’s Mapping Shopping Spree Really About? – streetfightmag.com
  • Winfield Launches New Mapping Capabilities For R7 Tool – croplife.com
  • Forget tablets. Nokia has a bigger connected gadget in mind: the car – gigaom.com
  • CityMaps Launches Official iOS App That Aims To Make Mapping Social – techcrunch.com
  • How the Financial Times has upped its mapping game – journalism.co.uk

Archaeological and Cultural Mapping

3D Mapping

  • 3-D mapping in real time, without the drift – web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013
  • Developers take mapping indoors – globalnews.ca
  • How 3D maps can get more accurate – gcn.com
  • Barbican gets creative with 3D video projection mapping – conference-news.co.uk
  • 3D-mapping fixes woman’s heart – iol.co.za
  • Attitude Enterprises to present 3D Interactive Kinetic Mapping System – ameinfo.com
  • Tech tidbits: Artificial intelligence for electric car and 3D mapping – livemint.com
  • Norway says no way to Apple’s 3D mapping – venturebeat.com
  • 3D imaging firm captures $3.5 mil’ airborne mapping contract – sparpointgroup.com
  • 3D Laser Mapping Launches New Mobile Mapping Data Logger – amerisurv.com
  • Patent Application Titled “Three-Dimensional Mapping Using Scanning Electron Microscope Images” Published Online – hispanicbusiness.com

Education and Resources

Political and Social Cartography

  • Mapping unemployment in Oregon, county by county – oregonlive.com
  • Mapping Politics – psmag.com
  • Mapping Ithaca: Minorities Tend to Live on City’s Periphery – cornellsun.com
  • Huawei wishes Pakistan happy independence with map that gets its borders wrong – qz.com
  • Interactive Map Color-Codes Race of Every Single American – newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
  • Breaking the silence: how online mapping is tackling gender-based violence – theguardian.com

Planetary Cartography


Environmental Mapping

CrowdSourcing and Social Media

  • USGS Needs YOU! Help Our National Mapping Efforts By Adding Your Community’s Landmarks and Buildings – directionsmag.com
  • Google Maps rival OpenStreetMap makes slick ‘iD’ editor its default map making tool – thenextweb.com
  • Uncharted territory: amateur cartographers fight to put their communities on the map – wired.co.uk
  • Crowd-mapping With Cell Phones – spectrum.ieee.org
  • “Crowd-Sourced Vision and Sensor-Surveyed Mapping” in Patent Application Approval Process – hispanicbusiness.com

Tourist Mapping

Art in Cartography

Cartography Lite