I'm a self-taught, independent cartographer.
This map was created over the last three years, using open-source software and public-domain resources. It has won multiple international awards.
I have ensured its accuracy by personally visiting every county in the province.
I invite you to experience Alberta as I see it.
The “reference map”, as an art form, is significantly older than Alberta. The idea is simple: I want to show you everything that's interesting.
All of the data that went into this map is freely available to the public. My job as a cartographer is to winnow out the boring and irrelevant stuff.
That leaves me room for some things you won't see on any other map:
How big was the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire?
How much of Edmonton is built on the Papaschase reserve?
How many Hutterite colonies are there?
Or maybe you're just interested in a complete inventory of abandoned railway stations, parks and public lands, First Nations and traplines, campgrounds provincial and public.
People have been asking me where to get a copy for years.
In order to get the lowest price possible, I ordered a huge quantity from a Canadian printer. I'm not sure how long my floor can bear the 2,200-pound weight, so I'd love to mail you one!
At 42" x 68", the map makes a handsome addition to basically any indoor space. (Just think, most artists would charge a lot more for a wall-size print of their best work.)
Copies are $70 laminated, $65 unlaminated.
Get one here.