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Map of the Week

Weekly themed maps and StoryMaps created by Map Shop staff and interns.

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Map of the Week: April 10

Happy end of the semester everyone! We hope you can enjoy some sunshine and relaxation as the semester winds down, and wish you the best of luck with exams!

This week we are sharing one of the many interactive maps made by JourneyNorth. The one above tracks where we are seeing tulip blooms as the springtime unfolds! They have a variety of maps tracking butterflies, humming birds, habitats and more!


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Map of the Week: April 2

Back with another map of the week! This week we are sharing a map made by Felt, displaying the density of smoke across Ontario and Quebec. The cartographic aspect of this map is quite a sight!

Check it out in depth through the link in our bio!

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Map of the Week: March 21

Happy Map of the Week! This week we are sharing the preliminary digital map created from our recent participatory mapping event with @surfrideruvic

This make is a direct translation of information gathered from public information provided at the event. Stay tuned for more to come on this!

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Map of the Week: March 13

Happy (week of..) St. Patrick’s Day UVic! In the spirit, we are sharing ESRIs interactive map displaying the origin and settlement of Irish last names. The map can be explored in depth through their interactive portal, allowing you to explore the regions of hundreds of different last names! Who knows, maybe you’ll find yours!

To explore the map, follow the link in our bio!

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Map of the Week: March 6

Back with another map of the week, and this weeks feature is an eclipse map made by Kenneth Field! The map displays what % of obscuration you will be able to see in relation to the path of totality during the April 8th eclipse coming up across the states! Victoria will see about a 10 - 15% coverage during the event!

To view the maps full extent, follow the link in our bio!


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Map of the Week: Feb 29

Happy Leap Day UVic! Today we are sharing a map published by the Center for Conservation Innovation, highlighting the ‘leapers’ within the US animal kingdom.

With highlighted leapers near us in Washington like the Oregon spotted frog, this map could get you thinking about the endangered status of these unique species!


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Map of the Week: Feb 23

This week we are sharing the City of Victoria Spring Bloom Map. This interactive map defines the typical blooming patterns of downtown cherry blossom trees. With distinction between the February - March bloom and April - May bloom, you can know when to be ready to get the perfect shot! We hope you have had a fantastic reading break and that you are able to explore the spring blossom this week!

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Map of the Week: Feb 14

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you have a wonderful day no matter how you’re celebrating!

This week’s map shows how every country says I Love you! This map was originally posted by Preply, and can be viewed on their website with more detailed information within each continent. Follow the link in our bio to check it out!

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Map of the Week: Feb 7

Did you know that the Vancouver Island marmot is one of the rarest mammals in the world? With this years recent celebration of Groundhog Day, we want to share the conservation efforts working to recover the endangered status of this unique species!

This map, created by the Marmot Recovery Foundation, displays Vancouver Islands current meta populations of VI Marmots dispersed across the island. In 2023 there was an estimated 301 sightings of marmots around the island, a number that brings hope to the recovery of this critically endangered species.

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Map of the Week: Jan 31 

Today is National Backwards Day! With an unclear history, National Backwards Day is all about switching up the day to day routine and embracing the unexpected! To celebrate the day, we are sharing Hema Maps upside down map, a map to remind us it’s all about perspective!


Map of the Week: Nov 29

In recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, this week we are highlighting Wheel Map, a global map showing information about wheelchair accessibility of buildings and public spaces.


Map of the Week: Nov 22

This week's map highlights the creation of a new Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area on the coast of BC.


Map of the Week: Nov 8

In light of the recent changes to short-term rental regulations in BC, this map explores AirBnB listing data from the Capital Regional District.


Map of the Week: Oct 31

A spooky spider-themed map to celebrate Halloween!


Map of the Week: Oct 24

In recognition of United Nations day, this week's map highlights a UN Security Council Vote regarding the conflict in Gaza.


Map of the Week: Oct 17

In recognition of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, this web map shows poverty rates across B.C. as measured in the 2021 Canadian Census.


Map of the Week: Oct 13

This StoryMap provides historical context to the ongoing violence between Israel and Palestine and the associated humanitarian crisis through maps. 


Map of the Week: Oct 3

This StoryMap highlights the value of georeferencing historical maps, and the partnership between the Map Shop and UVic libraries to georeference maps in UVic's collection.


Map of the Week: Sept 26

This StoryMap was created in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sept 30). Warning: discussion of residential schools.


Map of the Week: Sept 19

Check out this StoryMap summarizing the major global climate events from Summer 2023.

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