Basemap updates for Canada – April 2018

May 4, 2018 Paul Heersink

The raster topographic, imagery and vector tile basemaps were all updated with new Canadian content in April.

Last month, multiple contributors had their content updated on the raster topographic, imagery and vector tile basemaps that are hosted on ArcGIS Online. Six contributors provided updates that were published in the raster topographic basemap, including:

  • Region of Waterloo, ON
  • City of Cambridge, ON
  • Town of Stony Plain, AB
  • City of Victoria, BC
  • Regional Municipality of Niagara, ON
  • Regional District of Nanaimo, BC

Seven contributors also provided imagery updates. These include:

  • London, ON
  • Woodstock, ON
  • Airdrie, AB
  • Brazeau County, AB
  • Vernon, BC
  • Surrey, BC
  • Cambridge, ON

5cm imagery from 2016 on the right replaces previously existing imagery shown on the left.

Finally, four contributors had content published as part of the vector tile basemaps, including:

  • Cambridge, ON
  • Niagara Region, ON
  • District of Nanaimo, BC
  • Town of Stony Plain, ON

About the Author

Paul Heersink

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.

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