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ESRI Canada

ESRI Canada

Canada’s Natural Parks
Canadians live in a land rich in natural beauty and diversity. For millions of years, natural forces and not human activities were the major influences on this landscape. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, Aboriginal peoples depended almost entirely on the natural environment. But more recently, with the advent of an agricultural and then an industrial society, human activities have been altering that environment at an accelerating pace.
Source: ESRI Canada

About 13,000 years ago, glaciers covered much of Canada. Their passage marked the landscape of Canada, moulding the land into lasting shapes and forms. These landforms, such as eskers and drumlins, can be seen over much of the country today. This lesson pack focuses on the landforms created by glaciers in the areas of Northern Saskatchewan and Southern Ontario.
Source: ESRI Canada

Canada's Climate
Climate affects the lives of all plants and animals. It affects where and how we live, our growth and our well being. Living creatures have adapted to live within a specific climatic niche. Human adaptability has allowed us to expand into more climate niches than most other creatures. Even so, the human environment and its cultures reflect the influence of climate. This is reflected in customs, shelter, clothing, food preferences, agricultural practices, transportation, and settlement patterns.
Source: ESRI Canada

Creating Outline and Thematic Maps
This lesson guides you through the process of creating outline and thematic maps in ArcView. The first section details the steps necessary to create an outline map of Canada including projecting your map, changing the map units, and generating a simple layout.

The second section explains how to create thematic maps and display multiple maps in a single layout. As an example, students will create four different world thematic maps and compare/contrast the maps created with their choice of demographic variables.
Source: ESRI Canada

Longitude and Latitude
Latitude and longitude can be used to describe the location of anything, anywhere on earth. This coordinate system divides the planet with imaginary parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude. Latitude and longitude are measured in degrees either going north or south of the Equator (0o latitude) or going east or west of the Prime Meridian (0o longitude). This exercise will focus on some of things you have learnt about latitude and longitude. You will look at latitude and longitude from a global perspective while learning the location of some of the more significant lines of latitude and longitude.
Source: ESRI Canada