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A recap of 2022 Canadian additions to the Living Atlas

The Living Atlas is a growing collection of rich geographic content that brings the world to life. Here is your guide to the entire list of Canada’s contributions to the Living Atlas from 2022 along with some honourable mentions.

The ‘Living’ in the Living Atlas indicates that it is constantly growing and evolving with new content to support your workflows and apps. Whether you're a researcher, analyst, urban planner, or just curious about the world, the Living Atlas has something for everyone. The content in the Living Atlas covers a wide variety of topics such as environment, demographics, boundaries, points of interest, infrastructure and more. In 2022, there were 53 new Canadian additions from 11 contributors to the Living Atlas. These are the honourable mentions from 5 award categories:

Award plaques and badges displayed for each of the 5 award categories: Highest viewed item, highest number of items by province most frequent item category, most frequent item type and curator’s pick of the year.

For more information on content available across Canada’s provinces and territories, refer to this dashboard. Now let’s take a look at the entire collection of Canadian content that were added this year.

Points of Interest (POI)

Black symbols representing sports and recreational facilities in Canada overlaid on a light gray basemap.


Northern Tornadoes Project dashboard featuring tornado events with the colours blue, yellow and green representing the tornado severity with several filters on the left such as year, coverage, and event information.

People and Demographics

Relationship map of average men vs. women’s ages across dissemination areas in Canada. The legend compares the average age of men and women using dark blue, light blue pink and grey.


Indigenous places names of New Brunswick displayed in various colours as points and water features shown in blue lines overlaid on a light teal basemap.

  • Lnu Place Names in New Brunswick Web Map. Follow this blog to learn more. (Source: Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Inc. (MTI))
  • Indigenous Geographical Names in Canada Map Service (English and French) (Source: Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC))


Habitat of aquatic species in oceans outlined in purple and blue polygons in the water.


Black outlined polygons representing census metropolitan areas in Canada overlaid on a light gray basemap.

Elevation and Contours

LidarBC app displaying grey and yellow grids containing LiDAR points at various scales across British Columbia.

  • LidarBC – Open LiDAR Data Index and Portal (Source: Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - GeoBC)


Neon coloured points spread out across Ontario representing different categories of infrastructure such as education, roads and bridges, recreation, transit, health care, etc. overlaid on a dark gray basemap.

  • Ontario Builds: Key Infrastructure Projects by Lines, Points and Map (Source: Ministry of Infrastructure Ontario)
  • The State of Mass Timber in Canada Dashboards (English and French) (Source: Natural Resources Canada)


Imagery basemap with yellow road lines and labels overlaid on the Ottawa river.


Agricultural commodity icons such as apples, strawberries, and cows overlaid on a tan basemap.


Light blue circles representing manufacturing projects in Canada overlaid on light grey basemap.

And that concludes the entire collection of Canadians items in the Living Atlas from 2022! Stay up to date on weekly additions from 2023 using this dashboard.

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About the Author

Farah Hoque is the Living Atlas Curator at Esri Canada dedicated to curating insightful Canadian content. She has a Masters in Predictive Modelling and GIS from York University and a Certificate in Applied Digital Geography and GIS from Ryerson University. Farah is a strong advocate of applying data-driven solutions and geospatial analysis to solve the world’s most pressing problems. In her spare time, Farah loves to paint, discover new music artists, and explore different cuisines.

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