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The War of 1812 giant floor encourages students to interact with history

Kids

Giant floor maps put students on the map

Canadian Geographic Education’s series of giant floor maps gives students a colossal dose of cartography and is a powerful teaching tool

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey landscape

Mapping

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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The New York Times COVID-19 map

Mapping

Mapping COVID-19: How maps make us feel

Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley continues his exploration of how the world is charting the COVID-19 pandemic, this time looking at how artistic choices inform our reactions to different maps

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Mapping

Best Canadian Geographic maps from 2015

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Mapping

Creative Cartography: Matt Cusick’s map collages

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cartography

education

exploration

Kids

Kids

Giant floor maps on display in celebration of Geography Awareness Week

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Mapping

Articles

mapping

A still image of The Nature Conservancy's animated 'Migrations in Motion' map

Mapping

Stunning map predicts how wildlife will move to adapt to climate change

Researchers say protecting wilderness corridors will be essential to preserving biodiversity in the face of climate change

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Vents and chimneys on an underwater volcano

Science & Tech

Canadian technology takes ocean mapping to new depths

Researchers and industry leaders now have quicker access to data showing the complexity of the world’s seabed. Part five of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series. 

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Howe Sound: Erik Ringsmuth

Mapping

Ocean Week: Howe Sound community creates interactive map protecting ecological, economic and cultural values

The 400-layer map will connect communities, celebrate culture and share data to protect the Howe Sound ecosystem

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(Map: D.B. Street, Cyclists Road Map, showing all the main travelled roads, Towns, villages etc. between Toronto and London including the Niagara District, 1895, Library and Archives Canada, NMC43015)

Mapping

The maps that sparked Canada’s bicycle frenzy

Maps like the two pictured here were instrumental in opening up the countryside to urban North American bike owners

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Mapping

Interactive map tells weather forecast entirely in emojis

Today's weather: smiley with a chance of umbrellas

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People & Culture

People & Culture

Giant floor map heads to Vancouver for leadership summit

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Choropleth map of Canada showing distribution of the Ukrainian-Canadian population across census divisions

Mapping

RCGS releases new map in solidarity with Ukraine

Map shows the distribution of people of Ukrainian descent across Canada, highlighting the deep connection between the two countries

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Maple syrup dripping from a tap into a collection bucket

Travel

Is there a terroir for maple syrup?

We know weather influences the taste and quality of Canada's national condiment, but some producers say geography plays a role as well 

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Mapping

New giant floor map showcases Canada like never before

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View of world's shipping routes

Mapping

Map lets you visualize shipping traffic around the world

Interactive data visualization illustrates the incredible number of ships criss-crossing the world's oceans at any given time

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Mapping

First World War maps

Connecting to the past through McMaster's treasure trove of historical maps from the war

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Canada's 75 biggest islands

Mapping

Mapping Canada’s 75 biggest islands

Canadian Geographic's cartographer Chris Brackley shares insights into his process in charting the country's largest islands for an exclusive wall map

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1768 map showing River Exploits flowing into Lieutenant's Lake, showing Beothuk mamateeks, deer fences and scarecrows.

Mapping

Faded ink: Map tells piece of the Beothuk story in Newfoundland

This map, “taken on the spot in the year 1768,” tells but a tiny piece of the story of Newfoundland’s bygone Beothuk

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Cover of New Views by Alastair Bonnett

Mapping

Six new ways to map the world

In his new book, social geographer Alastair Bonnett promises 50 maps unlike any you've ever seen. Here's a look at six of our favourites.

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Samuel de Champlain

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Charting the unknown

Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 16 explorers significantly advanced our knowledge of Canada’s geography through mapping

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Caving began to gain a foothold in Canada in the mid-1960s

Exploration

Subterranean trailblazers 

Caving: The ultimate underground sport

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Environment

Climate change isn’t the only thing threatening maple trees

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Kids

Boreal Forest map begins tour

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Kids

The war on the floor

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Kids

Big map news

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Wildlife

Mapping crow attacks on the west coast

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Child jumping into Skaha Lake, British Columbia

Mapping

Map shows where to find your perfect weather, all year long

Whether you like it hot, cold, or just right, the Perpetual Temperature map can help you plan your travels accordingly

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Mapping

Map Monday – Bad Maps

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Mapping

Mapping traditional place names in Canada’s North

The staff of the Inuit Heritage Trust is racing across Canada’s North to document traditional Inuit place names before much of that knowledge passes on with the elders who hold it. Canadian Geographic sits down with lead researcher Lynn Peplinski.

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A portion of the Jeff's Map of Algonquin provincial park

Mapping

How Jeff’s Maps are improving backcountry travel in Ontario parks

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Mapping

Our five favourite features in the new Apple Maps

iPhone and Mac users across Canada will notice drastic changes to Apple Maps following a massive update pushed to devices yesterday

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Map  courtesy of Human Environments Analysis Laboratory, Western University

Mapping

Mapping the causes of obesity

Three maps to help you understand the geography of obesity

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Mapping

How maps were used to politicize early Canada

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Mapping, cartography, Indigenous, National Indigenous Day, Canada, Aboriginal, Google Maps, Google Earth

Mapping

Canada’s Indigenous lands added to Google Maps, Google Earth

A new update allows users to view 3,100 Indigenous communities and treaty settlement lands

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Mapping

This map provides a new way to learn about the First World War

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Mapping

VIDEO: Maps of Canadian Geographic

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Mapping

Mapping Canada’s mask-mandatory businesses

Industrial engineer Cheryl White uses visual problem-solving and team engagement techniques in her day job. Now she’s using them to crowdsource a national mapping project.

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map with arrows

Mapping

In their own words: an interactive map shares the stories of Sixties Scoop survivors

After years of work, the Sixties Scoop Network has launched their interactive mapping platform In our own Words: Mapping the Sixties Scoop Diaspora.

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Mapping

Creative Cartography: Ed Fairburn’s map portraits

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Mapping

Mapping the future of sustainable agriculture

This online map platform displays hundreds of stories on ecological farming issues from around the world

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Mapping

Map Monday: How open data is revolutionizing online maps

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connectivity map communication transportation

Mapping

This stunning interactive map shows globalization like you’ve never seen before

Explore the major communication, transportation and energy lines that connect the world

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Mapping

9 great map quotes

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Mapping

Mapping 40 years of Canadian urban expansion

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A map of Toronto that is colour coded based on certain criteria

Mapping

The geographer that mapped the cities within the city

Urban geographer Liam McGuire on how he used maps to illustrate growing inequalities in Canadian cities

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Mapping

Mapping environmental racism in Nova Scotia

A new interactive map aims to show that pollution disproportionately affects communities of African Nova Scotians and aboriginals

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Mapping

Interactive map explores age of Edmonton buildings

New map allows Edmontonians to explore the ages of the buildings in their city

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Mapping

Excerpt of new book Mapping My Way Home: A Gitxsan History

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Mapping

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Mangroves provide a range of benefits, including protection from storms and the prevention of coastal erosion

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Mapping

Mapping project aims to make Canada’s trails more accessible

Phase One of Trans Canada Trail accessibility mapping project complete thanks to para athletic power

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Mapping

Plants hardiness map looks a lot like a Canadian population map

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Science & Tech

Mapping solar energy potential on Victoria’s rooftops

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Wildlife

Mapping bear ranges around the world

Canada boasts three of the world’s eight bear species. This brightly-coloured map helps show where they all range.

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People & Culture

2013 Gold Medal winners: NRCAN, Mapping Information Branch

For an achievement by one or more individuals in the field of geography, or a significant national or international event

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People & Culture

New rip-proof classroom map of Canada now available

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