[Talk-ca] What should a Canadian style map look like?

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Wed Sep 14 17:55:16 BST 2011

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 12:48 PM, AJ Ashton <aj.ashton at gmail.com> wrote:
> One aspect of the map that is not a uniquely Canadian problem, but is
> perhaps more significant here than in other places is how temporal
> objects & spaces should be handled. Many important aspects of mappable
> life change distinctly between summer & winter - ice rinks,
> recreational trails, usability of roads, availability of certain
> services, etc.
> Perhaps this specific type of temporality - summer vs winter - could
> use some well-defined visual & data conventions to make them easier to
> see & understand than current approaches to intermittent/temporary
> objects in general.
> Maybe we'd even seasonal map stylesheets :)

Ice roads, Dude.  Totally, ice roads.  ;-)

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