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Creative and accurate cartography that illustrates Canada’s landscapes and geology, wildlife routes, communities, history, changing boundaries and more.

The 9.1 acre corn maze takes about a half hour to complete.

(Photo: Vince Rattai)
What better way to celebrate the nation’s sesquentennial than getting lost in a field of corn?

The Great Trail is the world's longest network of recreational trails. Esri Canada teamed up with the Trans Canada Trail to produce an interactive map that will help with trail maintenance and community sharing of the trail. Explore the map here. (Map: Esri Canada/Trans Canada Trail)

Map: Esri Canada/Trans Canada Trail
As Canada's most famous trail celebrates its near completion, Esri Canada president Alex Miller discusses the ambitious trail map that is helping Canadians get outdoors

The Dark Sky Emoji weather map. 

Image: Dark Sky
Today's weather: smiley with a chance of umbrellas
The National Capital Commission's plan for Ottawa by 2067

(Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic)

(Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic)
As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, the National Capital Commission is helping to plan how Ottawa will evolve over the next half-century
Mapping, atlas, Inuit, traditional knowledge, Carleton University, Nunavut, Clyde River, science, wildlife

Mike Jaypoody enregistre une entrevue sur la terre avec Aisa Piungituq, une aînée de Clyde River, en vue d’intégrer ses connaissances des lieux-dits de la région dans l’atlas. (Photo : Robert Kautuk)

Photo : Robert Kautuk
Lancés plus tard cette année à Clyde River (Nunavut), des atlas numériques des toponymes inuits, des habitats fauniques, des études scientifiques et de bien plus encore profitent déjà aux collectivités dans l’Arctique
Mapping, atlas, Inuit, traditional knowledge, Carleton University, Nunavut, Clyde River, science, wildlife

Mike Jaypoody (left) records an interview on the land with Aisa Piungituq, an elder from Clyde River, Nunavut, as part of including his knowledge of the region’s place-names in the atlas. (Photo: Robert Kautuk)

Photo: Robert Kautuk
Set to launch later this year in Clyde River, Nunavut, digital atlases of Inuit place names, wildlife habitat, scientific studies and more are already benefiting communities in the Arctic

(Map: Paulus de Furlanis veronensis opus hoc ex. mi cosmographi d[omi]ni iacobi gastaldi pedemontani instauravit, et dicavit ex. ti iur. vt doct[iss] et aurato aequiti d[omi]no paulo michaeli vincentino, Paulo Forlani, 1560, Library and Archives Canada, E006581135)

Map: Library and Archives Canada, E006581135
Chet Van Duzer, a cartographic historian and the author of Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps analyses Paolo Forlani's 1560 world map – the first known instance of the name "Canada" appearing on a printed map
Mapping, cartography, Indigenous, National Indigenous Day, Canada, Aboriginal, Google Maps, Google Earth

Google's Raleigh Seamster (background) watches as locals take part in a mapping activity in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, in 2015. The Sanikiluaq Inuit-owned land pictured on the left is one of 3,100 Canadian Indigenous lands recently added to Google Maps and Google Earth. (Image: Google Canada)

Image: Google Canada
A new update allows users to view 3,100 Indigenous communities and treaty settlement lands
Lancaster Sound map

Two visions for the proposed Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area map
Two visions of the landmark proposed marine protected region
Close up image of the Sam Greer's hand drawn letter and land claim. The claim would have included all of what is now Kits Beach and Kits Point (not Vanier Park).

A scan of the 1884 land claim of Sam Greer, which recently sold for $24,000 at auction. (Image courtesy All Nations Stamp and Coin)

Image courtesy All Nations Stamp and Coin
Brian Grant Duff from All Nations Stamp and Coin explains the controversial land claim made by Irish settler Sam Greer on what is today known as Kits Beach
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