Basemap updates for Canada — August 2018

August 20, 2018 Paul Heersink

There have been a few basemap updates this past month: seven communities had their content updated on the raster topographic basemap and two had their vector tile basemap updated.

The following communities were updated on the raster topographic basemap:

  • Burlington, ON
  • Grey County, ON
  • Guelph, ON
  • London, ON
  • Regional District of North Okanagan, BC
  • Parry Sound District, ON
  • Peterborough County, ON

The County of Peterborough supplied updates to its basemap content that include buildings among other things. Left: previously existing map; right: updated basemap.

On the vector side, two contributors had their road content updated:

  • Guelph, ON
  • New Brunswick

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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