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VIEW | David Thompson in Alberta 1785-1812 VIEW | David Thompson on the Columbia River 1807-1812
VIEW | David Thompson in Central North America1785-1812 VIEW | David Thompson in the Eastern Townships 1834
VIEW | The Travels of Charlotte Small Thompson 1799-1812 VIEW | Simon Fraser in British Columbia 1805-1808
VIEW | Posts and Forts of the Canadian Fur Trade 1600-1870 View Status | Peter Fidler in Western Canada 1789-1822
VIEW | Unexpected Encounters in Western North America VIEW | Unexpected Encounters in California
VIEW | Birthplace Distribution of Canadian NHL PLayers VIEW | Birthplace Distribution of American MLB Players
VIEW | George Vancouver's 1792 Explorations & Surveys VIEW | George Vancouver's 1793 Explorations & Surveys
View Status | In Search of the Passage to China 1747-1811

David Thompson in Alberta 1785-1812

Dimensions: 55.25 x 71.15 cm (21.75 x 28 in)
ISBN 978-0-9783707-4-9
Though not the first or the only great explorer and geographer on the continent, David Thompson explored and mapped more of this continent than any other. Because a great deal of David Thompson’s journey’s occurred within the boundaries of present day Alberta, Arcturus Consulting is distributing this thematic map to commemorate Canada's most gifted explorer.

This thematic map contains a 3D landscape to display the varied terrain that Thompson traveled over along with the trading posts and locations that he visited. Within the maps are the routes that Thompson traveled throughout his career in Alberta. This Thematic map not only displays the routes he traveled but also describes them in an easy manner so that one can easily follow his journeys down each route. The overall map is the most comprehensive visual description of David Thompson's movements in Alberta ever done and has been endorsed by the David Thompson Bicentennials Partnership.

This map is very well-suited for classrooms, libraries, museum shops, and other professional organizations or as a complimentary addition to any map hobbyist’s private collection.

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David Thompson on the Columbia River 1807-1812

Dimensions: 68 x 72 cm (26.75 x 28.35 in)
ISBN 978-0-9783707-5-6
David Thompson's explorations of the Columbia basin and its surrounding landscape led to him becoming the first to formally survey and map the Columbia River from it's source to it's mouth.

Within the this thematic map are the routes that Thompson traveled while in the Columbia River Basin laid over a 3D terrain. His routes are described and displayed in an easy manner so that one can easily follow his journeys down each route. The overall map is the most comprehensive visual description of David Thompson's movements on the Columbia River ever completed.

This map is very well-suited for classrooms, libraries, museum shops, and other professional organizations or as a complimentary addition to any map hobbyist’s private collection.

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David Thompson in Central North America 1785-1812

Dimensions: 87 x 72 cm (34 x 28 in)
BN 978-0-9783707-2-5

David Thompson first came to Canada in 1784 and by 1812, had explored and travelled in excess of 107,000 Km (65, 000 mi). Though not the first or the only great trader-explorer on the continent, David Thompson explored and mapped more of this continent than any other trader and mapmaker. Arguably, the greatest North American land geographer, Thompson was also a naturalist, trader and an extremely keen observer of his environment.

Within the maps are the routes that Thompson traveled along throughout his career while within Saskatchewan, Manitoba and north-western Ontario. Not only are the routes displayed, but they are also described in a straightforward manner so that one can easily follow his journeys down each route. The overall map is the most comprehensive visual description of David Thompson’s movements in central North America ever done and has been endorsed by the David Thompson Bicentennials Partnership.

This map is very well-suited for classrooms, libraries, museum shops, and other professional organizations or as a complimentary addition to any map hobbyist’s private collection.

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David Thompson in Eastern Townships 1834

Dimensions: 68 x 72 cm (27 x 28 in)
ISBN 978-0-9783708-5-5
Following David Thompson's work with the international Boundary Commision, Thompson would take on various contracts including his surveying of the eastrn twonships in 1834. This is a thematic map of those surveys in English and French that contains a 3D landscape to display the varied terrain that Thompson traveled over.

Within the maps are the routes that Thompson traveled during his survey work in this region and is accompanied by text that describes his day to day travels in an easy manner.

This map is very well-suited for classrooms, libraries, museum shops, and other professional organizations or as a complimentary addition to any map hobbyist’s private collection.

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Moccasin Miles - The Travels of Charlotte Small 1799-1812

Dimensions: 85.5 x 42.5 cm (32.50 x 16.75 in)
ISBN 978-0-9783707-1-8
This is a one-of-a-kind item. The research compiled to create this map is exclusive to Arcturus Consulting and it is the only published record of Charlotte’s travels. At first glance, not much is known of the travels of Charlotte Small Thompson, the life-long companion of David Thompson. However, given Thompson's own journeys, related journal entries and documents, and the witness of whereabouts provided by other notable persons of the day, a record of travel does emerge. This remarkable woman potentially traveled in excess of 42,000 Km (27,000 mi) in the same manner as her husband; that being by canoe, foot and horseback.

To commemorate one of Canada&'s most significant woman, Arcturus Consulting is distributing the thematic map entitled ‘Moccasin Miles – The Travels of Charlotte Small 1799-1812’. The overall map is based on the research of S. Leanne Playter and is the most comprehensive visual description of Charlotte Small’s travels ever done. It has been endorsed by the David Thompson Bicentennials Partnership and was also utilized by Professor Jennifer SH Brown in her submission to recognize Charlotte Small as a person of historical significance by the Government of Canada.

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Simon Fraser in British Columbia 1805-1808

Dimensions: 70.5 x 75.5 cm (28 x 30 in)
ISBN 978-0-9783708-1-7
New information based on the research of Andreas Korsos, has provided further insight into the complexities faced by Simon Fraser and his expedition during their descent and ascent of the river that now bears Fraser's name.

This thematic map contains a 3D landscape to display the varied terrain that Fraser traveled over along with the trading posts and locations that he visited. Within the map are the routes that Fraser traveled between 1805 and 1808 in present day British Columbia with an detailed description so that one can easily follow Fraser's journeys down each route, and as well, reveals the intriguing information that has been revealed.

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A Voyage of Discovery to the Pacific Coast of North America

The 1792 Explorations and Surveys of Captain George Vancouver
Dimensions: 66 x 76 cm (26 x 30 in)
ISBN 978-0-9877122-1-9
Between 1792 and 1794, an expedition under the command of Captain George Vancouver would be the first to complete the most rigorous survey of the Pacific Coast of north western North America ever under taken. Within this thematic map, the 1792 explorations and survey tracks conducted by the crews of HMS Discovery and HMS Chatham are shown; along with other important dated information. Once you examine this map, you will have no doubt that Vancouver’s expedition is perhaps one of the greatest maritime surveys of the 18th century.

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A Voyage of Discovery to the Pacific Coast of North America

The 1793 Explorations and Surveys of Captain George Vancouver
Dimensions: 69 x 89 cm (27 x 35 in)
ISBN 978-0-9877122-2-6
Between 1792 and 1794, an expedition under the command of Captain George Vancouver would be the first to complete the most rigorous survey of the Pacific Coast of north western North America ever under taken. Within this thematic map, the 1793 explorations and survey tracks conducted by the crews of HMS Discovery and HMS Chatham are shown; along with other important dated information. Once you examine this map, you will have no doubt that Vancouver’s expedition is perhaps one of the greatest maritime surveys of the 18th century.

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Posts and Forts of the Canadian Fur Trade 1600-1870

Dimensions: 106 x 66 cm (41.75 x 26 in)
ISBN 978-0-9783707-3-2
From the year 1600 to 1870 (what is generally considered the end of the fur trade era) hundreds of posts and forts were established through out North America. Cartographer, Andreas (Andy) N Korsos has compiled the names, geographic locations and the ownership of over 1700 of these sites. From his extensive fur trade GIS, he has extracted those with verified location that were in Canada and the northern United States and that were involved in the Canadian Fur Trade.

Those sites that are considered as having a verified location are colour coded to display ownership and the name and first year of operation is also displayed with each site. The companies and nationalities within this map are those of the French, Hudson's Bay Company, North West Company, Missouri Fur Company, Columbia Fur Company, Pacific Fur Company, American Fur Company, Rocky Mountain Fur Company, and Union Fur Company. The posts and forts of American and Canadian independent traders are also shown.

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Unexpected Encounters - Sasquatch Sightings in Western North America

Dimensions: 98.5 x 63.5 cm (38.75 x 25 in)
ISBN 978-0-9783708-0-0
According to the journal entries of explorers, accounts of citizens, and legends of the first nations peoples, something is wandering the forests and mountains of western North America. Hundreds of eyewitness reports of giant bipedal animals have originated from the mountains and forests of the western United States and Canada.

Commonly referred to as Sasquatch or Bigfoot, these encounters include actual sightings, the finding of tracks, vocal sounds, or a combination of all three. Within this map are colour coded encounters that demonstrate the age of each encounter and highlight each encounter’s approximate location. Statistical charts are also within the map and provide stattistics with respect to the number of each specific encounter and the months that the encounters occur in. The statistics used for the creation of this thematic map cover the period between 1800 to 2010.
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Unexpected Encounters - Sasquatch Sightings in California

Dimensions: 65.5 x 62.0 cm (25.75 x 24.5 in)
ISBN 978-0-9783708-2-4 0
According to many eyewitness accounts, something is wandering the forests and mountains of California. Hundreds of eyewitness reports of giant bipedal animals have originated from the mountains and forests of the the state.

Commonly referred to as Sasquatch or Bigfoot, these encounters include actual sightings, the finding of tracks, vocal sounds, or a combination of all three. Within this map are over one hundred and fifty of the best known documented encounters that demonstrate the age of each encounter and highlight each encounter's approximate location. Statistical charts are also within the map and provide stattistics with respect to the number of each specific encounter and the months that the encounters occur in. The statistics used for the creation of this thematic map cover the period between 1800 to 2010.

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Birthplace Distribution of Canadian Born NHL Hockey Players

Dimensions: 102 x 61 cm (40.25 x 24 in)
ISBN 978-0-9783707-0-3
Since the formation of the National Hockey League in 1917, through the 2010-2011 season, over 4700 Canadian-born hockey players have played perhaps the most exhilarating and steadfast game in the world. This map is meant to identify the birthplaces of these players and the number born in the numerous locations throughout Canada. These statistics cover the 1917-1918 through the 2010-2011 seasons.

Statistics do not just cover the location of birthplace however; but as well provide graphs that separate provincially where these player's are born. These statistics are further broken down to percentage of forwards, goaltenders and defenseman that come from each respective province and territory on a number basis and a per capita basis. Number of players from each province and territory, who are Stanley Cup Champions, are also displayed on a numbers and per capita basis. From an international standpoint, other statistics displayed within the map include those which display the National Hockey League's percentage of foreign players versus those born in Canada.

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Birthplace Distribution of American Born MLB Baseball Players

Midwestern United States | Dimensions: 100 x 60 cm (40 x 24 in) | ISBN 978-0-9783708-7-9
Northeastern United States | Dimensions:59 x 83 cm (24 x 33 in) | ISBN 978-0-9783708-6-2
Southeastern United States | Dimensions: 59 x 83 cm (24 x 33 in) | ISBN 978-0-9783708-8-6
West and Southwestern United States | Dimensions: 80 x 70 cm (32 x 28 in) | ISBN 978-0-9783708-9-3

Midwestern United States


Northeastern United States


Southeastern United States


West and Southwestern United States
No sport in the United States evokes more nostalgia among Americans than baseball. With so many people playing the game as children, it is no doubt why it has become known as "the national American pastime”. Since the inception of professional baseball in 1876, through the 2010 baseball season, over 17, 200 players have played baseball professionally, and of those, over 15, 200 were American born ball players. Each one of a series of 4 maps identifies the birthplaces of these players within the United States. Included within the map are birthplace statistics from a national, regional and an international perspective.The four maps are divided into the Census Regions of the United States.

The first map follow the Midwest Region which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The second map in this series follows the Northeast Region which includes the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The third map follows the Southeastern Region and includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The fourth and final in this series of four maps combines the West and Southwestern Region of the United States and includes the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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