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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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History

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

Mapping

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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Mapping

Canadian Geographic’s best maps of 2021

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2021 issues

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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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Mapping

Our best maps of 2018

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2018 issues

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Flooding in Calgary, 2013

Environment

Study finds majority of Canadians who live in high-risk flood zones don’t know it

University of Waterloo researchers want to see Canada develop a national flood risk strategy 

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Mapping

Our land: Mapping Nitassinan

An Innu school board has created a map to pass on intergenerational knowledge to schoolchildren

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Mapping

The maps that revolutionized how Canadians profited from the land

Before the Canada Land Inventory, farmers had to rely on instinct and chance to find the best land

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mapping acadian migration

History

Mapping the Acadian deportations

In 1755 all Acadians who wouldn't declare allegiance to Britain were ordered to leave Nova Scotia. Here's where they went.

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

An insider’s account of the modern-day gold rush

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One of two maps of Treaty 8 territory submitted as evidence in West Moberly First Nations

Mapping

When geography and the law collide

A case decided this week by the Supreme Court of British Columbia was, in essence, all about geography

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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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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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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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Kids

NRCAN giant floor map

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The Canaport liquefied natural gas terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick

Science & Tech

From the archives: Putting the Pacific NorthWest LNG project in context

How the recently approved terminal fits into Canada's energy story

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The National Capital Commission's plan for Ottawa by 2067

Mapping

Mapping the future of Canada’s capital

As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, the National Capital Commission is helping to plan how Ottawa will evolve over the next half-century

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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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Exploration

River guide

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

Mapping

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

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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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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Magnetic maps helped 18th century mariners

How navigators kept track of an unseen force that could affect their course

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Mapping

Best Canadian Geographic maps from 2015

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Mapping

VIDEO: Maps of Canadian Geographic

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Mapping

Google Maps brings Street View to Canada’s Parliament

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Mapping

The best maps we published in 2016

Exploring a year of cartographic beauty at Canadian Geographic

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Mapping

10 fascinating historic maps of the Arctic

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Mapping

Creative Cartography: Ed Fairburn’s map portraits

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historic disease map

Mapping

Q&A: Tom Koch on disease mapping and medical geography

‘Maps aren't magic,’ says University of British Columbia prof — but during disease outbreaks, they can help us sort good information from bad

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Mapping

A changing land

Land cover change maps can help us determine our impact on the land — and how we can mitigate it in the future

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Image: Google StreetView

Mapping

Google Street View maps more of Canada’s north

Thanks to Google’s popular Street View tool, armchair travelers can now explore three northern towns from the comfort of their desktop

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Mapping

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

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Mapping

VIDEO: Interview with CG cartographer Chris Brackley

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Mapping

VIDEO: CG cartographer Chris Brackley shares his passion for maps

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Mapping

Map Monday: How open data is revolutionizing online maps

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Mapping

Understanding the Rwandan genocide through maps

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Mapping

Tools for navigating in the North

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Mapping

Maps: how Canadians spend their holiday cash

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The difference between navigating in the Arctic vs. southern Canada

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Mapping

9 great map quotes

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Mapping

Creative cartography: Ross Racine’s suburbia

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Mapping

Mapping 40 years of Canadian urban expansion

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Students from Margaret Leland's Grade 5 class at Connect Charter School in Calgary, Alta. had the opportunity to test out WorldView with Lynn Moorman (right) last month

Mapping

New geo-spatial software connects with kids

New software allows anyone to easily create maps with open source GIS data

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Mapping

Geography lovers gift guide

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Mapping

How the Great Trail interactive map is linking communities and changing exploration

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

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Mapping

How cross-border cooperation is helping Appalachian conservationists

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Mapping

VIDEO: The makings of a Canadian Geographic map

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Mapping

Interactive map of Quebec City will take public through history

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Map: Andy Woodruff

Mapping

Map explains why Newfoundland technically faces Australia

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Mapping

Throwback Thursday: Mapping place names by theme

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People & Culture

500 residents of an Ontario town might live on an island soon if dike breaches

There is up to a 40 per cent chance a shoreline road on Lake Erie, which acts as a dike, will fail

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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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