About "Mapping"

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

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
historic disease map

The earliest instances of disease mapping can be traced back to 1691, when Fillippo Ariette mapped quarantine zones in Bari, Italy. (Controlling the Geographical Spread of Infectious Disease: Plague in Italy, 1347-1851)

Controlling the Geographical Spread of Infectious Disease: Plague in Italy, 1347-1851
‘Maps aren't magic,’ says University of British Columbia prof — but during disease outbreaks, they can help us sort good information from bad
Best Canadian Geographic maps 2019
Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2019 issues
Ottawa, deep mapping, gentrification, city

Chris Brackley/Can Geo

Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Thanks to machine learning, researchers have been able to monitor and map gentrification across the nation’s capital 
plastic waste reduction map

A map of spots around the world making positive change to reduce plastic waste. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

plastic waste reduction map
Showcasing developments and policy changes related to plastic reduction around the world 

Map: Detail of Map to illustrate Mr. Kane’s travels [1845-1848] in the territory of the Hudson’s Bay Company, 1859, Edward Weller and Paul Kane, London, Longman & Co., Library and Archives Canada, e011303037. Stamp: Paul Kane, painter, 1971, Canada Post Corporation, Library and Archives Canada, s000605k, © Canada Post Corporation, 1971. Reproduced with permission.

The legacy of artist Paul Kane‘s epic 19th-century journey across Canada
Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, shipping, cargo, anniversary

Movement of cargo shipped through the St. Lawrence Seaway across the entire Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system. (Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
North America’s marine superhighway has weathered six decades of shifting international and domestic politics, trade breakdowns and new alliances, booms and recessions 
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