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Online Toronto Historic Maps comparison tool

An online mapping tool of Toronto has been providing users the ability to compare locations in Toronto through various periods of time from 2013 back to 1818. Check out this neat online mapping application that helps promote historic maps of Toronto …

Fortress of Louisburg Maps

Recently we purchased some old maps at a yard sale, and one of the old map books contained a tattered map featuring the Fortress of Louisbourg that we scanned, cleaned up in photo-shop and then reproduced. While searching for the date and source of our map print we also noticed that there have been several old Fortress of Louisbourg maps created and have included a few the links here to share with others …

Atlas of Mi’kmaw Place Names

Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Place Names Atlas

The most complete geographical representation ever created of Mi’kma’ki (territory inhabited by the Mi’kmaq) and Mi’kmaw Place Names is now available online thanks to the efforts of more than 100 people, spanning thousands of hours  of work over five years.Interactive Atlas of Mi’kmaw Place Names in Nova Scotia

The digital atlas includes an online interactive map with more than 700 place names derived from approximately 1500 names collected throughout Nova Scotia from interviews with Mi’kmaw Elders and others.

The digital atlas also includes pronunciation, translations, etymology, and other features, such as photos and videos of some of the interviews. The user has the ability to customize the map by selecting various GIS layers including hydrology, terrain elevation, historical maps of Nova Scotia and much more.

To find out more see Mi’kmawPlaceNames.ca and to access the digital atlas go to sparc.smu.ca/mpnmap/