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Canadian mapmakers celebrate wins at international map design competition

Four Canadian map entries have been recognized by the Cartography and Geographic Information Society in the 2020 Map Design Competition

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number of reported Canadian cases of COVID-19 by regional health authority

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What are maps really saying about COVID-19 in Canada?

Canadian Geographic’s cartographer explores how media, scientists and citizens are charting the coronavirus pandemic

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Best Canadian Geographic maps 2019

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Canadian Geographic’s best maps of 2019

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2019 issues

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Canadian Geographic Best Maps 2020

Mapping

Canadian Geographic’s best maps of 2020

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2020 issues

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Mapping

Mapping COVID-19 cases in Canada per capita

Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley continues his exploration of charting the coronavirus pandemic 

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Our best maps of 2018

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2018 issues

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People & Culture

Dundas street sign with stop light and stop sign

People & Culture

Renaming places: how Canada is reexamining the map

The history behind the Dundas name change and how Canadians are reckoning with place name changes across the country — from streets to provinces

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Students from Katie Bartlett’s Grade 4 class at Topsail Elementary in Conception Bay South, N.L., check out Can Geo Education's new Giant Floor Map of their province at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre on March 2.

People & Culture

Can Geo Education unveils new Giant Floor Map of Newfoundland and Labrador

Crowdfunded by Fellows of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the new teaching tool is the first provincial map of its kind

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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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People & Culture

Geography Gifts 101

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3 tiled maps to help students learn geography

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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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Mapping

Interactive map tells weather forecast entirely in emojis

Today's weather: smiley with a chance of umbrellas

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A screengrab of the PokéVision map showing Pokémon available around downtown Ottawa

Mapping

Map shows Pokémon in your area

Playing Pokémon Go? A new interactive map makes it easy to catch 'em all

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Mapping

Mapping Canada’s climate future

The Climate Atlas of Canada shows users what trends to expect in their communities as a result of climate change

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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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An illustrated panoramic map of Winnipeg circa 1881

History

From the archives: Mapping the river city

A beautiful panoramic map offers a bird's-eye view of what Winnipeg, Manitoba would have looked like in 1881

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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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Adam Shoalts A history of Canada in 10 maps

Mapping

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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Ed O’Loughlin author photo Minds of Winter

People & Culture

Ed O’Loughlin’s winter mind

The Canadian-born author and newly-minted Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on his Giller Prize-nominated third novel and the allure of maps

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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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Wildlife

Mapping crow attacks on the west coast

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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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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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Map Monday – Bad Maps

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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

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Mapping the causes of obesity

Three maps to help you understand the geography of obesity

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A map showing Greenland's actual size compared to its Mercator projection portrayal

Mapping

Explore the real size of Earth’s land masses with this interactive map

The True Size map lets users compare countries by their actual size in square kilometres 

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

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How maps were used to politicize early Canada

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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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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 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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First World War maps

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

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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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Environment

Climate change isn’t the only thing threatening maple trees

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Mapping

Interactive map shows global population growth through time

Interactive map/timeline combo shines light on global population trends between 1 C.E. to present, as well as the historical milestones that accompany them

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Mapping

Creative Cartography: Ed Fairburn’s map portraits

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A hydroelectric dam located near Bassano, Alberta.

Science & Tech

Interactive map shows hydropower infrastructure in Canada

The Canadian Hydropower Interactive Map helps Canadians understand the invisible but important role hydropower plays in their lives

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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 of Quebec City will take public through history

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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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Mapping 40 years of Canadian urban expansion

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

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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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9 great map quotes

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Explore an interactive map of every fossil ever documented

If you've ever wondered what it would look like if you mapped all the fossils ever discovered, wonder no more

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Mapping Canadian invasive species around the world

Not all Canadian exports are good. Check out this interactive map of invasive species around the world.

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Mapping

New giant map of Arctic challenges perceptions of the North

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VIDEO: Maps of Canadian Geographic

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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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Interactive map shows global air pollution in realtime

'World Air Map' shows us exactly what we're breathing in at any given moment in major cities around the world.

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Winnipeg Food Atlas

Mapping

Exploring the new Winnipeg Food Atlas

The interactive map is helping local health authorities see the city differently, including charting diabetes neighbourhood by neighbourhood

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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

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

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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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Science & Tech

Mapping solar energy potential on Victoria’s rooftops

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Mapping

New giant floor map features North American migrations

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Mapping

Plants hardiness map looks a lot like a Canadian population map

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Travel

Interactive map of european rivers cruise

See some of the highlights along Jerry Van Dyke’s Germany-based cruise

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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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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).

Mapping

How a small, hand-drawn Vancouver map sold at auction for $24,000

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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