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Map of Devastating 2003 Heat Wave in the Netherlands Observed from MODIS Satellite. Mehdi Aminipouri (PhD Candidate in Geography at SFU)

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The 2017 CanMap Content Suite from DMTI is now available in Abacus. 

M 7.1 Earthquake - 5km ENE of Raboso, Mexico, September 19, 2017. Various maps and data from the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.

USGS tools for tracking and understanding Hurricane Irma

USGS Land Remote Sensing Image Collections: Hurricane Harvey

Sad but timely: the Southern Poverty Law Center's map of hate groups operating in the U.S.

Registration for fall 2017 GIS workshops is now open

Canada’s Indigenous lands added to Google Maps, Google Earth
New update allows users to view 3,100 Indigenous communities and treaty settlement lands.

Carto 2017, the Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives, hosted by SFU Library June 20-23. View the presentation slides here. 

Check out the City of Burnaby's new Open Data portal

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Map image: Devastating 2003 heat wave in the Netherlands mapped using MODIS satellite data, by Mehdi Aminipouri, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, SFU