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STANDARDIZING THE CANADIAN RAMSAR SITE MAPPING PRODUCTS

The Government of Canada signed the Ramsar Convention in 1981. As part of this convention, the Government of Canada has selected 37 wetland sites across the territory. Canada has the second largest site in the world, the Queen Maud Gulf in Nunavut. The Ramsar Convention emphasizes that countries must provide documents at each site, including maps showing wetlands.

In this context, the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) wanted to produce standard documents for the 37 sites. The documents must comply with the rules of the convention.

The company Geoimage Solutions was chosen to produce the various maps and to standardize the information on the 37 sites. The work was done according to 4 main stages:

  • Data collection and validation on sites
  • Development of the database
  • Map creation
  • Production of the final report

The products were delivered at the start of 2020.

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