About "Mapping"

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

The Dark Sky Emoji weather map. 

Image: Dark Sky
Today's weather: smiley with a chance of umbrellas
The National Capital Commission's plan for Ottawa by 2067

(Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic)

(Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic)
As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, the National Capital Commission is helping to plan how Ottawa will evolve over the next half-century
Mapping, atlas, Inuit, traditional knowledge, Carleton University, Nunavut, Clyde River, science, wildlife

Mike Jaypoody enregistre une entrevue sur la terre avec Aisa Piungituq, une aînée de Clyde River, en vue d’intégrer ses connaissances des lieux-dits de la région dans l’atlas. (Photo : Robert Kautuk)

Photo : Robert Kautuk
Lancés plus tard cette année à Clyde River (Nunavut), des atlas numériques des toponymes inuits, des habitats fauniques, des études scientifiques et de bien plus encore profitent déjà aux collectivités dans l’Arctique
Mapping, atlas, Inuit, traditional knowledge, Carleton University, Nunavut, Clyde River, science, wildlife

Mike Jaypoody (left) records an interview on the land with Aisa Piungituq, an elder from Clyde River, Nunavut, as part of including his knowledge of the region’s place-names in the atlas. (Photo: Robert Kautuk)

Photo: Robert Kautuk
Set to launch later this year in Clyde River, Nunavut, digital atlases of Inuit place names, wildlife habitat, scientific studies and more are already benefiting communities in the Arctic

(Map: Paulus de Furlanis veronensis opus hoc ex. mi cosmographi d[omi]ni iacobi gastaldi pedemontani instauravit, et dicavit ex. ti iur. vt doct[iss] et aurato aequiti d[omi]no paulo michaeli vincentino, Paulo Forlani, 1560, Library and Archives Canada, E006581135)

Map: Library and Archives Canada, E006581135
Chet Van Duzer, a cartographic historian and the author of Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps analyses Paolo Forlani's 1560 world map – the first known instance of the name "Canada" appearing on a printed map
Mapping, cartography, Indigenous, National Indigenous Day, Canada, Aboriginal, Google Maps, Google Earth

Google's Raleigh Seamster (background) watches as locals take part in a mapping activity in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, in 2015. The Sanikiluaq Inuit-owned land pictured on the left is one of 3,100 Canadian Indigenous lands recently added to Google Maps and Google Earth. (Image: Google Canada)

Image: Google Canada
A new update allows users to view 3,100 Indigenous communities and treaty settlement lands
Lancaster Sound map

Two visions for the proposed Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area map
Two visions of the landmark proposed marine protected region
Close up image of the Sam Greer's hand drawn letter and land claim. The claim would have included all of what is now Kits Beach and Kits Point (not Vanier Park).

A scan of the 1884 land claim of Sam Greer, which recently sold for $24,000 at auction. (Image courtesy All Nations Stamp and Coin)

Image courtesy All Nations Stamp and Coin
Brian Grant Duff from All Nations Stamp and Coin explains the controversial land claim made by Irish settler Sam Greer on what is today known as Kits Beach
food-borne illness food safety Confederation Board of Canada salmonella listeria e. coli 0157 campylobacter

Canada's 2016 food safety report card from the Conference Board of Canada documented the incidence of four food-borne illnesses per province. We've mapped them out.

Information courtesy of the Conference Board of Canada
Information from Canada’s 2016 food safety report card shows the incidence of four illnesses
View of world's shipping routes

This incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes was created based on UCL Energy Institute data. Filters on the website allow you to view routes, ports, and colour-coded types of ships. (Map: Kiln)

Map: Kiln
Interactive data visualization illustrates the incredible number of ships criss-crossing the world's oceans at any given time
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