Canadian Topo Maps Aftermath

Via The Map Room and Maps-L, a letter in the Dec. 4 issue of The Hill Times, a weekly newspaper covering the Canadian government, from Heather McAdam of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives argues that while paper topographic maps have been saved, much still remains to be done: “It is ironic that at a time when we can almost instantaneously update satellite imagery of our country, over half of the Canadian topographic maps are now more than 20 years old. While Minister Lunn’s decision has protected our printed maps, his decision must be only the first step toward reinstating Canada’s reputation as a leader in mapping.:

Also, a gratuitously self-congratulatory statement in the House of Commons by government backbencher Pierre Lemieux on November 28.

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