Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance in the Commonwealth and European countries. The day of November 11 was not chosen by coincidence, it is, indeed, the day of the signing of the armistice of 1918 which ended the First World War. Many ceremonies take place around the world, including the use of poppies, as a symbol of remembrance of those who died in the war. For this reason, CartoVista has decided to present a map on the subject in collaboration with Veterans Affairs of Canada. This map is based on two main themes:

Memorials in Canada

This theme maps all the memorials in Canada, thanks to a database generously provided by Veterans Affairs Canada. You will be able to see the photos, the locations, find a precise description and even use the Street View tool to walk around.

Memorials Abroad

The second theme focuses on memorials dedicated to Canada’s heroes abroad. Whether they are cemeteries, memorials, or battlefields, you will find descriptions, explanations on the conflict and photos of these places which are mainly in Europe (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, etc.) and in Asia (Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea).

The tools

Themes: You can navigate between the different themes thanks to this map library by clicking here.


The info tool: You will find information and pictures in the information panel at the top right by clicking on this tool and then on the point.


The hyperlink tool: By clicking on this tool and on the selected point, a new window will open with the descriptions found on the Veterans Affairs Canada website.


The isochrones and routes tool: By clicking on one of these tools you can create isochrones of time or distance that will allow you to know, for example, how many memorials are located around you. You can also launch an itinerary to go to one of these places.


The Streetview tool: By clicking on this tool, you will activate the StreetView option of Google Maps. This will allow you to walk around the selected memorial.


Clusters: You can “force” the end of the use of point clustering by clicking on your layer control and then on the cluster symbol.

Sources

Veterans Affairs Canada