Updates to the Canadian Community Imagery Basemap

May 5, 2014 Paul Heersink

Two new Canadian image contributions to the Imagery Basemap have enriched our national Community Map. Find out which municipalities are the latest to participate in the program.

Two Community Maps participants’ imagery contributions were published to the Imagery Basemap on ArcGIS Online this week. The City of Quesnel, BC provided 10 cm imagery from 2008. It's visible at 1:1,128 and 1:2,256.

Figure 1: Bridges crossing the Fraser River in Quesnel, BC.

The other community that published imagery this week is the Township of Langley, BC. It also provided 10 cm imagery dating from 2012. It's imagery is visible from 1:1,127 to 1:36,112.

Figure 2: A close-up of the Golden Ears Bridge that spans the Fraser River and joins the Township of Langley to Mapel Ridge, BC - far downstream from Quesnel, BC.

To see and track all Canadian image and vector contributions, visit our Canadian Community Maps Updates page.

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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