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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
Sunset Atchafalaya delta

Sunset in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Delta, where many Acadians settled after their expulsion from New France beginning in 1755. Following decades of suppression of the French language and culture in the state, both are beginning to see a resurgence. (Photo: Jaimie Tuchman/iStock)

Photo: Jaimie Tuchman/iStock
Descendants of French-speaking Acadians in Louisiana saw their culture and language slip away in the 20th century. Now, a new generation of proud Francophones is leading a resurgence.

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

Left: The cover of Talking with Bears, out now from Rocky Mountain Books. Right: Author G.A. Bradshaw. (Photos courtesy Rocky Mountain Books)

Photo: Rocky Mountain Books
An excerpt from Talking with Bears: Conversations with Charlie Russell, a literary and reflective portrait of the Alberta naturalist’s relationship with grizzlies

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 

Cross country skiing at the Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk, Greenland in 2016. (Photo: Lars Weiss/Arctic Winter Games International Committee)

Photo: Lars Weiss/Arctic Winter Games International Committee
Games were started in 1970 to give northern athletes more opportunities for training and competition

Ski de fond aux Jeux d'hiver de l'Arctique à Nuuk en 2016. (Photo : Comité international des Jeux d'hiver de l'Arctique)

Photo : Comité international des Jeux d'hiver de l'Arctique
L’année 1970 marquait la naissance des Jeux, créés pour donner aux athlètes nordiques plus d’occasions de s’entraîner et de participer à des compétitions

Forest fires have left colourful scars on the hills near Dease Lake, B.C. (Photo: Richard Eckert/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Richard Eckert/Can Geo Photo Club
While planning for seasonal disasters at the same time as a pandemic is tricky, lessons can be applied from one to the other 
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
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