About "Mapping"

Creative and accurate cartography that illustrates Canada’s landscapes and geology, wildlife routes, communities, history, changing boundaries and more.

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Sixties Scoop survivors can upload their own stories of displacement to this interactive map (Map: Sixties Scoop Network)

Map: Sixties Scoop Network
After years of work, the Sixties Scoop Network has launched their interactive mapping platform In our own Words: Mapping the Sixties Scoop Diaspora.
Winnipeg Food Atlas

The Winnipeg Food Atlas is an online interactive map that is providing local health experts with valuable insights, such as the prevalence and costs of diabetes in the city. (Map: Winnipeg Food Atlas)

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

Atlantic salmon are considered an indicator species, letting researchers know when things are going right — and wrong. (Photo: SaltWire)

Photo: SaltWire)
Groups protecting Atlantic salmon spawning grounds on Canada’s East Coast have a new view of the problems facing the prized species
Boreal wetland Algonquin Provincial Park

Boreal peatlands are home to a wide range of species, including many nationally and globally rare plants and lichens. (Photo: Nina Stavlund/Can Geo Photo Club)

(Photo: Nina Stavlund/Can Geo Photo Club)
A huge part of Canada's northern geography, peatlands are critical to regulating our climate — and more
The New York Times COVID-19 map

Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley says this COVID-19 case map by The New York Times may be an ideal balance of density and intensity in accurately charting the pandemic in the United States. (Map: The New York Times)

Map: The New York Times
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

Terry Fox ran 5,373 kilometres before ending his Marathon of Hope in Thunder Bay, Ont. on September 1, 1980. If you stretched his route out into a straight line, it would reach from easternmost Newfoundland past the west coast of Vancouver Island. (Photo: CC BY-SA 2.0)

April 2020 marks 40 years since Terry Fox’s monumental Marathon of Hope

This map shows the per capita number of cases of COVID-19 in Canada by regional health authority. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley continues his exploration of charting the coronavirus pandemic 
number of reported Canadian cases of COVID-19 by regional health authority

The number of reported Canadian cases of COVID-19 by regional health authority focusing on the parts of each authority where people actually live. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Canadian Geographic’s cartographer explores how media, scientists and citizens are charting the coronavirus pandemic

The Rainbow Bridge is a Canada-U.S. border crossing in Niagara Falls. (Photo: Alyssa Malette/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alyssa Malette/Can Geo Photo Club
The 49th parallel has spent more than 200 years as a major part of Canada’s border
arctic ship traffic

In this map (left), dark green represents the recommended shipping route, with light blue representing low-impact shipping lanes. The pink outlined near northern Coats Island (right), shows where the report recommends installing ship-monitoring camera systems. (Maps: Governing Marine Transportation in the Canadian Arctic/University of Ottawa)

Governing Marine Transportation in the Canadian Arctic/University of Ottawa
Changes were recommended for environmental and community benefits, ship safety
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