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VIDEO: The makings of a Canadian Geographic map

  • Mar 10, 2013
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At Canadian Geographic, maps play an integral role in our stories. At times, maps situate readers who may be unfamiliar with a region mentioned in an article. Other times, the maps themselves tell the story.

We asked cartographer Chris Brackley to break down the process of making a map.

How do you go about making a map?

How do the foreground and the background work together in a map?

What are the challenges in creating a map?

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