Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Fun Hunt Map of Canada

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is attempting to solve the boredom of summer vacation (after a while doing nothing loses its appeal) with geography.  The Fun Hunt map features sights and activities around Canada users can see or do.  Users are also encouraged to register and document fun activities on the map as well.

How CBC portrays Canada to kids. From the CBC
Interesting as well is the base map.  Provinces from British Columbia to Ontario are shown being free of snow while the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut are encased in permanent snow.  Meanwhile, the northern half of Quebec and Newfoundland are also in snow.  Using the map (below) from the Canadian Cryospheric Information Network it seems the map does not reflect reality but instead is another Canadian stereotypes map.

The snow map shows the difference between Canada's own stereotypes and reality.  From CCIN

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