The fourth basemap update for Canada occurred this week and included only one imagery contribution.
The imagery basemap on ArcGIS Online was updated this week and included only one change in content for Canada. Ville de Rimouski provided 6 cm imagery taken in 2016. This replaces the previously existing 10 cm imagery that Rimouski took in 2011.
Left: 10 cm imagery from 2011. Right: 6 cm imagery from 2016.
The next basemap update is scheduled to occur in mid-April and will include both topographic and imagery updates for Canada.
For a complete list of current Community Map participants in Canada, visit the Participant Map. For previous Canadian basemap updates published in 2017, see the following blog posts:
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Paul Heersink is a cartographer and Production Manager of Esri Canada’s Community Maps Program: an initiative that is aiming to build a seamless topographic basemap using contributor data. He has over 15 years of cartographic experience, working in both the public and private sectors. Paul has always been interested in mapping and drew his own atlas at the age of 10. He took a detour in his career through the fields of psychology and social work before returning to cartography.More Content by Paul Heersink