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Announcing the winners of the 2023 Esri Canada Map Calendar contest

Every year, we receive dozens of outstanding submissions to our Map Calendar contest. This year’s submissions were all fantastic—but we only have room for the top 15. Keep reading to learn about the maps that will be featured in the 2023 Map Calendar!

Many thanks to all those who submitted maps to Esri Canada’s annual Map Calendar contest. Choosing the winners was difficult because of the quality of submissions, but we’re now happy to announce that we’ve selected the 15 maps to be featured in 2023.

When evaluating submissions, our judging panel looked for visual appeal, uniqueness and geographic diversity—and especially for how cartography was used to tell a story. To view the winning maps, visit the Esri Canada Map Calendar Hub or click on the links below.

January: Akaamaschii (Charlton Island)
Organization: Cree Nation Government

February: Ecotypes Within the Matawa Homelands and Traditional Territory
Organization: Matawa First Nations Management, Four Rivers Environmental Services Group

March: Indian River Watershed Plan—Old-Growth Forest Map
Organization: Inlailawatash

April: The Citizen Science of Litter
Organization: Canadian Forest Products Ltd.

May: Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve
Organization: City of Chilliwack

June: Location of Daytime Urban Heat Islands in Montréal’s 2022 Agglomeration (2016 Data)
Organization: Université du Québec à Montréal

July: Average Annual Canadian Solar Resource
Organization: ABO Wind Canada Ltd.

August: Forest Fires in Québec, 2002–2021: Cumulative Number and Area
Organization: Société de protection des forêts contre le feu

September: Toronto Property Permeability
Organization: City of Toronto—Geospatial Competency Centre

October: Wenco Wifi Signal Strength—Option 4
Organization: New Gold

November: Sable Island
Organization: Lost Art Cartography

December: Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound Marine Reference Guide
Organization: Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound Marine Stewardship Initiative

January 2024: Forest City Bar Hops
Organization: Student, BCIT

Honourable Mention: Proposed Green Roof Buildings
Individual: Student, BCIT

Honourable Mention: We Are Connected as a Regional Economy
Organization: South Island Prosperity Partnership

Congratulations to all those whose maps have been selected!

Keep an eye out for what’s next

We’ll be putting map calendars in the mail in December for those who are subscribed to receive them.

Already thinking about 2024’s Map Calendar contest? We’ll be announcing the contest in the spring, so stay tuned.

Want a copy of the calendar? Sign up to receive emails from Esri Canada by December 16, 2022.

To thank you for subscribing, we'll send you a calendar in the new year. Look out for the instructions on the confirmation page after you select your email preferences. Calendars will be mailed to Canadian addresses only.

This post was translated to French and can be viewed here.

About the Author

Dani Pacey is a Marketing Specialist for Esri Canada. She digitized her first map at the tender age of 10 and has been fascinated by the relationships between people and places ever since. An avid technical communicator with degrees in Science & Technology Studies from York University and History of Science & Technology from the University of King's College, Dani has always blended science, social science and the humanities and loves bringing them all together to tell great stories about human life.

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