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Geography Awareness Week / November 14-18, 2022

The science of geography impacts our lives every day. Geography Awareness Week - also known as GeoWeek - is your chance to explore all the geographical knowledge Natural Resources Canada has to offer.

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The largest collection of Canadian open geospatial data with contributions from federal organizations and provincial and territorial governments. Geospatial data plays an important role by helping to tell a story about a place, an event or naturally occurring phenomena in our natural environment, so we can make better evidence-based decisions and help increase Canadian innovation.


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Time travelling through geography

Time travelling through geography From 1842 to present see what advancements have been made in the world of Geo.

Open Maps

Time travelling through geography Open Maps provides access to the Government of Canada’s geospatial information. You can combine, visualize, and analyze geospatial data and collaborate with other Canadians.

Why study geography? (PDF, 1.05 MB)

Geography is important to more than cartographers and teachers. Concepts of geography affect the decision making of professionals

Canada’s Commemorative Map

Many places throughout our country are named to remember the actions of Canadians in the defence of freedom and democracy.

Canada’s territorial evolution

Watch an animation of how Canada’s borders have changed through the years.

Geographical names and Indigenous people

Discover how geographical names are an important component of recognizing, preserving and strengthening Indigenous histories, languages and cultures.

Canada’s RCM

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) is Canada's new generation of Earth observation satellites. Together, they bring solutions to key challenges for Canadians.

Flood Mapping

Flood maps are critical tools that can help us identify potential risks and mitigate flood impacts. Learn more about Natural Resources Canada’s activities and roles.

Canadian Council on Geomatics

The Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG) is the major federal-provincial-territorial consultative body for geomatics.

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