North Circumpolar Region (1997)
Contained within the Atlas of Canada's Reference Map Series, 1961 to 2010, is a map which has detailed coverage of all parts of the world north of approximately 55 degrees North (and south of this latitude for the Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk areas). The map uses the Azimuthal equidistant projection. The map shows national and provincial-level boundaries for Canada, Greenland and Russia, and gives names for the province-level units. Included with the boundaries is Canada's 200 mile limit. The set of places denotes national and province-level capitals. Other places are not differentiated in any way (such as by size). Road and rail lines are shown for all thematic areas. The map uses shaded relief for all parts of the coverage area, and also has bathymetric tints for all marine areas. Glaciers/icefields are shown for all thematic areas. An interesting feature is the depiction of three levels of ice extent: the minimum, median and maximum ice-edges. Coverage data is as of 1997, but accurate provisional boundaries of Nunavut are also included. Although superseded by versions of MCR 001 published in 2000 and 2004, the 1997 map is unique in having shaded relief.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Natural Resources Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
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