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Posts tagged with ‘history’ (93)


Map Monday: How open data is revolutionizing online maps


Posted by Kathleen Clark in Mapping on Monday, February 03, 2014



A screenshot of Jeremy Tupper's award winning Historic HaliTour web app, which he made using open data.

After working three summers on Halifax's Harbour Hopper, Jeremy Tupper could probably give you a city tour in his sleep. Fortunately he won't have to because there is a web app for that. And he made it.

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Canadians experience a horse's life at war


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in History on Friday, January 24, 2014



Grayson Dejesus on Topthorn (left) and Michael Wyatt Cox on Joey. (Photo: Brinkhoff/Mögenburg)

Ever tried running a three-legged race while carrying about 136 kilograms? Few have. But the puppeteers in the play War Horse experience something similar every night they take the stage.

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Escape the cold at Museum of History's snow exhibition


Posted by Joshua Rapp Learn in History on Thursday, January 02, 2014



A chilly day in Gatineau, Que. (Photo: Steven Darby, courtesy of the Canadian Museum of History)

Whether it’s shovelling heaps of snow off your driveway at 6 a.m. in -20 C weather or waiting for a chronically late bus in the middle of a blizzard, most Canadians have an appreciation for snow.

Now, the Canadian Museum of History, formerly the Museum of Civilization, has gone cold with a new focus on the fluffy white matter that both plagues and defines the daily lives of most Canadians.

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Historical events from New Year's Day


Posted by Joshua Rapp Learn in History on Wednesday, January 01, 2014



Fireworks display in Montreal. (Photo: Michael Vesia)

Those worried that the calendar would break down this year can put their concerns to rest — it did indeed work once more. As people across the country decide on resolutions for 2014, we look back at a few important events that happened on New Year’s Day.

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Google Street View comes to Canadian parks and historic sites


Posted by Joshua Rapp Learn in Mapping on Saturday, November 23, 2013



A Google Maps Street View team member walks through the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia. Click on the image to see more photos of the mapping process. (Photos courtesy of Parks Canada)

You can zoom in so close that you can almost taste the grass along the Skyline Trail of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. You can walk up dozens of stairs over rolling hills and take in the panoramic views of rocky cliffs and expansive ocean — without even losing your breath.

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