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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

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Canadian Geographic’s best maps of 2020

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2020 issues

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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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Canada's 75 biggest islands

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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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3 tiled maps to help students learn geography

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Giant floor maps on display in celebration of Geography Awareness Week

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Battle of Vimy Ridge map on tour

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Boreal Forest map begins tour

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Can Geo Education’s four giant floor maps on display in Ottawa last November.

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Giant floor maps on display for Geography Awareness Week

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A cartographic historian on the fascinating world of ancient maps and sea monsters

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

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Remembering PEI’s first modern cartographer

In 1764-65, surveyor Samuel Holland, on orders from the British Crown, created the first truly modern, accurate map of Prince Edward Island

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Wildlife

Mapping crow attacks on the west coast

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Nighttime view of downtown Winnipeg with Manitoba legislature front and centre

Mapping

Six maps that put Canada’s downtown cores in context

Explore the hearts of some of Canada's largest cities 

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View of world's shipping routes

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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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Science & Tech

Mapping solar energy potential on Victoria’s rooftops

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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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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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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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First Peoples' Interactive Map

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First Peoples’ Map of B.C.: New interactive map celebrates Indigenous cultures and language

The 18-layer First Peoples’ map of BC focuses on language, art and heritage 

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

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

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Map shows Pokémon in your area

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

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Hands all meeting in centre from all around the world. Skin painted green and blue, pieces of earth.

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10 amazing world maps created by children

Kids from around the world submit hand-drawn maps for International Cartographic Association contest

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Mapping

The first map of Hudson Bay

Henry Hudson’s final voyage helped open North America’s interior, but it was a journey with disastrous consequences

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

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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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First World War maps

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

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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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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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Environment

Climate change isn’t the only thing threatening maple trees

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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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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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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).

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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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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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How maps were used to politicize early Canada

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

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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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Mapping

Creative Cartography: Ed Fairburn’s map portraits

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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

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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9 great map quotes

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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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Map Monday: How open data is revolutionizing online maps

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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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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 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 40 years of Canadian urban expansion

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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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VIDEO: Maps of Canadian Geographic

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Mapping

Plants hardiness map looks a lot like a Canadian population map

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New giant map of Arctic challenges perceptions of the North

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New giant floor map features North American migrations

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

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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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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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VIDEO: The makings of a Canadian Geographic map

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Mapping

The Inuit map that helped a Canadian naturalist unravel an ornithological mystery

In 1929, J. Dewey Soper’s quest to find the breeding grounds of the blue goose ended, thanks in part to this marvelously detailed hand-drawn map

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People & Culture

Geography Gifts 101

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