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VIDEO: Maps of Canadian Geographic

  • Mar 12, 2013
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Since Canadian Geographic‘s first issues more than 80 years ago, we have put a focus on cartography as a storytelling and educational tool.

Canadian Geographic‘s maps go beyond the magazine. CG Education debuted its first giant floor map last Canada Day by rolling it out on Parliament Hill. The War of 1812 giant floor map, designed to commemorate the historic conflict’s bicentennial, is the size of a school gymnasium and is designed to walked over and explored.

It was one of many maps designed by Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley last year. We asked Brackley what role he thinks maps play at Canadian Geographic.

Why are maps important to have in Canadian Geographic?

What kind of maps appear in Canadian Geographic?

What is a giant floor map?

Could you describe the map you did for the Battle of Chrysler Farm during the War of 1812?

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