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:
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)
- Open Database of Educational Facilities, Cultural and Art Facilities and Sports and Recreation Facilities Feature Service (Source: Statistics Canada)
- Canadian Airports with Air Navigation Services Feature Service (English and French) (Source: NAV CANADA)
- Northern Tornadoes Project Event Dashboard (Source: Northern Tornadoes Project)
- Long-Term Change Detection of the Northwest Territories StoryMaps (English and French (Source: NWT Centre for Geomatics)
- Northern Canada Shoreline Classification Map Service (Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada)
- Watershed Ecosystem Monitoring StoryMap (Source: The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA))
- Tides and Water Levels in Canada Map Service (Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
- Historical Flood Events Feature Service (Source: Natural Resources Canada)
- Forest Management in Canada, 2020 StoryMaps (English and French) (Source: Manitoba Government)
People and Demographics
- Age and Gender 2021 and Population and Dwelling Counts 2021 Feature Service (Source: Statistics Canada)
- The Acadian Expulsion, Exploring Garrison Graveyard, What Lies Beneath StoryMaps (Source: Mapannapolis)
- Official Language Minority Communities Dashboard (English and French) (Source: Official Languages Branch at Canadian Heritage)
- Global Monkeypox Outbreak Dashboard (2022) (Source: Global.health and the Public Health Team at Esri Canada)
- 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))
- Critical Habitat of Aquatic Species at Risk in Canada (English and French) (Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
- Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program (CSSP) Harvest Areas Map Service (Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
- Census Division (CD), Census Subdivision (CSD), Dissemination Area (DA), Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) and Federal Electoral District (FED) 2021 Feature Service (Source: Statistics Canada)
Elevation and Contours
- LidarBC – Open LiDAR Data Index and Portal (Source: Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - GeoBC)
- 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 Hybrid / Imagerie Hybride Web Map (Source: Community Map of Canada Team at Esri Canada)
- Grow BC Layer and Web Map (Source: BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (BCAITC))
- Alberta's Agricultural Land Resource Atlas Map Service (Source: Alberta Agriculture)
- Canada's National Research Council - Grants and Contributions (2021-2022) Map Service (Source: National Research Council of Canada)
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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