Resources Sites of Interest to Canadian Cartographers

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Cartographic Education

University with Cartography and GIS web sites
University Geography departments with cartographic component
Colleges: diplomas in Cartography and GIS

Map Libraries

Web Indices

Cartography related associations and societies

Journals, newsletters, etc.

Government of Canada Departments

Independent Companies, Agencies or Individuals

  • Adobe – Graphics Software.
  • Avenza Systems Inc (Toronto) – creators of MAPublisher and Geographic Imager
  • Caliper Corporation (Peter Van Demark) – Maptitude GIS (with Canadian geographic and demographic data) and TransCAD + Web versions
  • Canadian Geographic (Steve Fick) Canadian Geographic (Steve Fick) Articles on Canada and great maps
  • Corel – Multiple products, including Graphics Software.
  • ESRI Canada – GIS Software Products.
  • is a leading Geospatial technology news and information portal. It provides a wealth of information about GIS and geospatial technologies including news, articles, webmap gallery, data resources, community forums, career postings, RFPs and much more.
  • Intergraph Canada – Geospatially Powered Solutions
  • IDRISI (Ron Eastman) GIS software with tutorials, workbooks, resources
  • KHEOPS technologies (Montreal) – Including JMap, an open solution for publishing interactive spatial applications over enterprise, public, and mobile networks.
  • Pitney Bows Mapinto – is a powerful Microsoft® Windows®-based mapping and geographic analysis application from the experts in location intelligence
  • MicroImages – Producers of TNTmips: A complete fully featured GIS, RDBMS, and automated image processing system with CAD, TIN, surface modeling, map layout and innovative data publishing tools. TNTlite is a FREE geospatial analysis system designed for students and learning projects, with identical features of TNTmips.
  • NAV CANADA – Aeronautical Information Products
  • Newfoundland Tourism, Culture & Recreation, Newfoundland
  • PCI Geomatics – a Canadian Software developer that has built ACE (Advanced Cartographic Environment).

Other cartography related sites

  • Cartographers Guild This is a “forum for cartography enthusiasts” that specializes in maps of fictional realms, as commonly used in both novels and games (both tabletop and role-playing), many Guild members are also proficient in historical and contemporary maps. It was created by and for map makers and aficionados, a place where every aspect of cartography can be admired, examined, learned, and discussed.
  • GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) – free Geographic Information System (GIS) software used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization.
  • iMapBC – a window to natural resource information in British Columbia
  • – facilitates easy access to the maps and databases of the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
  • Minnesota DNR Garmin Application – was built to provide users the ability to directly transfer data between Garmin GPS handheld receivers and various GIS software packages.
  • NASA’s Earth Observatory – maps and images
  • Ontario Schools Map-Making Competition – Computer / geography education focused Ontario Schools Map-Making Competition site. Students, traditionally 12 to 18 years old from over 4500 schools are invited to create static digital or hand drawn maps for competition in 1 of 5 divisions.
  • University of Manchester (UK) – Maps and Society; Including Mapping Manchester: Cartographic Stories of the City (PDF), in the Rylands Library, Deansgate until 17th January 2010.