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TitleMapping the North: The updated north circumpolar region map by the Atlas of Canada
AuthorKramers, R E; Murray, A
SourceCartographica vol. 45, no. 3, 2010.
LinksOnline - En ligne
Year2010
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20090154
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthern offshore region; Northwest Territories; Nunavut; Yukon; Quebec; Newfoundland and Labrador
NTS15; 16; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 85; 86; 87; 88; 89; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 105; 106; 107; 115; 116; 117
AreaArctic Ocean; Arctic; Canada; Greenland; Russian Federation; United States; Finland; Norway; Sweden
Lat/Long WENS-180.0000 180.0000 90.0000 60.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; mapping techniques; computer mapping; bathymetry; topography; glaciers; icefields; sea ice; digital elevation models
Illustrationsphotographs; satellite images
AbstractFor more than 100 years the Atlas of Canada, published by Natural Resources Canada, has told the story of Canada through geographical and historical maps reflecting the country's social, environmental, and economic diversity. The Atlas' original North Circumpolar Region map was published in 1990; revisions followed in 1996, 1997, and 2004. The latest edition, published in 2008 for the International Polar Year, reflects significant progress in data collection, data integration, and cartographic methods. The revision process presented a number of challenges that led to innovative cartographic and technical solutions. This article focuses on some of the objectives, challenges, and methods associated with undersea and terrestrial relief, bathymetry, drainage features, sea ice, glaciers, and ice shelves.
GEOSCAN ID247790