Monday, May 10, 2010

Atlases and maps of Canada

Atlas of Canada
Atlas of Canada and the World
Detailed maps showing Canada’s provinces and territories, plus statistical spreads consider various natural and man-made themes, such as geology and climate, population and industrial output. Provides data on Canada’s geography, history, economy and culture. Includes maps of the provinces and territories. Whitecap, 1999.

Big Book of Canada: Exploring the Provinces and Territories
Author Christopher Moore introduces the things that make this country unique. Each province and territory is explored and defined not only by its physical features, but also by its history, t he people that make up its population, and the industry and culture that distinguish each region. The book is lavishly illustrated by well-known artist Bill Slavin, and features 150 full color photos. Tundra, 2002.

Canada Atlas – Kids Edition
MapArt has specifically designed this atlas for kids. There are maps, plus puzzles and games. Each province has its own map, plus there’s a map of Canada. Bright colours and an attractive layout makes this atlas very appealing to younger children. Peter Heiler Ltd., 2000.

Canada Map and Place Name Index

Canada Recreation Atlas
The Canada Recreation Atlas is a compilation of the provincial recreation maps produced by MapArt. It features full-colour maps covering all of Canada, including inset maps of 51 major Canadian cities. In addition to the maps, the Atlas includes Gazetteer of over 11,000 place names, creeks, rivers, lakes, inlets, bays and islands. Peter Heiler Ltd., 2000.

Canada Road Maps

Canadian Communities Atlas
GeoAccess, formerly the National Atlas Information Service of Geomatics Canada, in partnership with a Teacher’s Advisory Group from the Canadian Council for Geographic Education, is offering this Internet based project to schools across Canada. By participating and creating a Community Atlas web site, schools will be able to be part of the National Atlas of Canada. The sixth edition, an Internet based version, is currently underway and will provide the very best geographical and geospatial information and data to Canadians.

Canadian County Atlas Digital Project
Begun in July 1998, the County Atlas pilot project initially encompassed ten atlases. Two subsequent Phases allowed the completion of the Ontario map, ultimately totalling forty-three atlases. The County Atlas Digital Project is a searchable database of the property owners’ names which appear on the township maps in the county atlases. Township maps, portraits and properties have been scanned, with links from the property owners’ names in the database.

Centre for Topographic Information: Natural Resources Canada
As Canada’s national topographic mapping agency, the Centre for Topographic Information of Natural Resources Canada is responsible for the acquisition, management and dissemination of topographic information for the Canadian landmass.

Using information contained in the National Topographic Database, the Centre for Topographic Information in Ottawa produces topographic maps at scales of 1/50,000 and 1/250,000. In addition, the centre is the custodian of the federal aerial photography archives and offers aerial photography reproduction and distribution services.

Concise Gazetteer of Canada
Covers the whole country. Includes 47,000 of the 350,000 place names used in Canada. Produced by the Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names, Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Government Publishing, 1997.

Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada (1895)

The Great Lakes. An Environmental Atlas and Resource Book.
Government of Canada and United States Environmental Protection Agency. 1995. Print copy available.

Historical Atlas of Canada.
The Historical Atlas of Canada was a three-volume collaborative publishing project, finished in 1993, which used maps, text and other graphics to explore themes in the history of Canada. The Online Learning Project proposes to make many of the maps and re search data created for the Atlas available over the Internet. At present the Online Learning Project is under development and seeking funding; only 15% of the proposed Tables of Contents is actively online.

Historical Atlas of Canada: Canada’s History Illustrated with Original Maps
Covers a period of a thousand years and contains the historically significant maps of Canada gathered from major archives and libraries from around the world. The atlas tells Canada’s history using maps. All of the major cities in Canada are represented. Douglas & McIntyre, 2002.

Infoplease Atlas of Canada and the Provinces

Scholastic Canada Atlas of the World
Contains over eighty maps, hundreds of colour photographs and thousands of statistics. Each topographical map indicates important cities, mountains, deserts, bodies of water, border countries and national capitals. Sidebars with essays and pictures help with understanding the different cultures. Information about each country is contrasted with Canadian data. Scholastic. Grade 4 and up.

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