Canadian Campaign for Up-to-Date Topo Maps

So what is Maps for Canadians doing now that the federal government changed its mind and decided not to stop producing paper topo maps? They’re campaigning to bring our topo maps up to date — and they want people to write their MPs, the Minister of Natural Resources and, in the pre-budget period, the Minister of Finance to that end. Via Slashgeo.

They argue that many of the country’s topo maps are decades out of date, and some areas haven’t been mapped at all. But, to be fair, many of the areas not updated recently have not significantly changed in that time, and some of the areas not mapped are remote areas that have not been mapped at a 1:50,000 scale — presumably they’ve been mapped at lower resolutions, yes?