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the best maps Canadian Geographic published in 2017

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The best maps Canadian Geographic published in 2017

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic's 2017 issues and special publications

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey landscape

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Inside the intricate world of video game cartography

Maps have long played a critical role in video games, whether as the main user interface, a reference guide, or both. As games become more sophisticated, so too does the cartography that underpins them. 

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Our best maps of 2018

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2018 issues

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Adam Shoalts A history of Canada in 10 maps

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10 maps that made Canada

In A History of Canada in 10 Maps: Epic Stories of Charting a Mysterious Land, Adam Shoalts delves into the fascinating stories behind the people and maps that helped shape a nation  

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Samuel de Champlain’s cartographic debt

Although often unheralded in accounts of Champlain's accomplishments, Indigenous Peoples played an important role in helping the famous explorer map New France

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Plan of Melville Island

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The little-known history of Halifax’s island hoosegow

Today it’s home to a yacht club, but two centuries ago Melville Island was packed with prisoners, not boats

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General James Murray's map of the St. Lawrence, 1763. Library and Archives Canada, NMC 135035

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General James Murray’s massive mapping mission

A look at the cartographic gem commissioned 250 years ago by Quebec’s military governor

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(Map: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, Carte Réduite du Golphe de St. Laurent, 1754, Library and Archives Canada, NMC 25295)

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Jacques-Nicolas Bellin and the cartography of cod

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin’s 18th-century map reveals how the pursuit of the humble fish helped shape the nation

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