September 27, 2006

Canada to close national map office - Support Access to Maps for Canadians

A tip on this one comes to me via the GIS Coordinator from Carleton University Library. As of January 2007, Natural Resources Canada will discontinue the
printing of paper topographic maps and will close the Canada Map Office. Simply put, the government wants to get out of the business of producing maps. "This is not a minor policy amendment but a major change that has implications not just for map librarians but for the ordinary Canadian who is looking for a map for their cottage or who wants to go snowmobiling or hiking". How you can help: An independent website has been set up to lobby and inform Canadians. Support Access to Maps for Canadians

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