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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 2022

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.

Borders and Centres

  • FEMA releases new flood map, adds about 1,100 structures in south Bismarck – msn.com
  • Map shows England areas most at risk from fuel poverty this winter – yahoo.com
  • Rising rivers don’t necessarily follow the lines on a map – hcn.org
  • On tiny Hans Island, Denmark and Canada create world’s newest land border – bigthink.com
  • From bus routes to gutters, tech-savvy youth map Mali’s capital – africanews.com
  • Mapping of Indigenous lands ramps up in Indonesia – news.mongabay.com

Here Today Gone Tomorrow

  • Ghost islands of the Arctic: The world’s ‘northern-most island’ isn’t the first to be erased from the map – alaska-native-news.com
  • New Map of Mars Shows Where It Was Once Covered in Water – gizmodo.com.au
  • Perspectives | In Baku, mapping change and memory – Eurasianet
  • Mapping India: How Madras pioneered a new age of surveys and maps – The Hindu
  • New study of the Gough map shows what might be the lost islands of Welsh folklore – phys.org
  • We’ve made a map of dark matter but still don’t know what it is, and that’s okay – sciencefocus.com
  • UH astronomers map distances to 56,000 galaxies, largest-ever catalog – hawaii.edu

Tutorials & Opportunities

Transport mapping

  • FlightPath3D Interactive Route Map Debuts on Air Canada – prnewswire.com
  • The History of the London Underground Map by Caroline Roope review – the lines of beauty – theguardian.com
  • Are you tempted by this app that links video and 3D mapping of your rides?  – road.cc


  • Google reveals useful iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets for Maps – Trusted Reviews
  • Large-scale Mapping in all terrains made easier with IG Drones Delta 400 – business-standard.com
  • Growing Popularity of Drones for Mapping Purposes – yahoo.com
  • Apple Maps vs. Google Maps – which one is best? – techradar.com

Exploring our World

Flora & Fauna Mapping

  • Scientists Are Mapping New York City Wildlife. And We Don’t Mean Rats, Squirrels or Pigeons – columbia.edu
  • Here’s an Interactive Map that Will Allow You to Plan a Precise Fall Foliage Road Trip – goodnewsnetwork.org
  • Putting sharks on the map: A new standard to identify important habitats – phys.org/news
  • Click here for P.E.I. oysters: new interactive map promotes Island shellfish – cbc.ca
  • New mapping tools helping to protect seagrass in Dorset – miragenews.com

Climate & Weather Mapping

  • There’s a new map of climate disasters in America – msn.com
  • Hurricane Ian tracker: Map and projected storm path – washingtonpost.com
  • Satellites to map ocean clouds that keep Earth cool – miragenews.com

Mapping the Environment

  • New mapping tool to support search for high-quality nature-based carbon credits – miragenews.com
  • Mapping the Great Lakes – record-eagle.com
  • This strange-looking robot boat is mapping Lake Erie’s lake bed – cleveland.com
  • Nasa ‘street view’ map of Mars lets you hike across red planet – metro.co.uk
  • Researchers map streamflow alterations to gauge human impact on ecosystems – phys.org
  • Study creates maps of noisiest areas in Taipei – taipeitimes.com

Cartography as Art

  • Ground Plan, 2003; 2009 – mca.com.au
  • Ever Noticed All the Mysterious Maps in Vermeer’s Paintings? Here’s What They Mean – news.artnet.com
  • Troy Museum depicts Trojan War using 3D mapping – dailysabah.com


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