Canadian Mining Sector Wants Mapping Plan

Also via GeoCarta, this story about a proposed national mapping strategy — a “decade-long plan to map Canada’s resource-rich north” — is framed in the context of Canada’s mining industry, which is hungry for new reserves that good mapping, which they hope the government will provide, will help them find, but it’s also worth thinking about in the context of efforts to update the country’s topo maps (there are parts of the north for which 1:50,000-scale maps have never been published). Is there a connection?