Mapping the North: Northern Ontario Infrastructure now just a click away

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Northern Policy Institute is pleased to launch the Northern Ontario Infrastructure Map, an interactive tool that displays various infrastructure assets within Northern Ontario. According to map designer Julien Bonin, the purpose of the map is to have a detailed snapshot of the north’s existing groundwork, in order to identify and build on regional strengths.

Available for everyone to use and explore, the new tool contains two dozen layers of displayable content, ranging from rail and road transportation networks to rest area facilities, population figures, and even carriers found at regional airports. With this fully interactive map, users are able to access as much or little information as they wish by adding or removing layers.

“This initiative aligns with our mandate to improve measurement in our region and build sustainable community capacity in Northern Ontario,” says Northern Policy Institute President and CEO, Charles Cirtwill, ”NPI encourages everyone to access the tool. More importantly we invite them to send us updates at [email protected] in order to enhance our collective understanding of the North.”

Additionally, media layer features, which include Instagram and Twitter, allow users to explore the multimedia contributions from the public as they work and play across Northern Ontario. The Northern Ontario Infrastructure Map will be an ongoing and iterative process at Northern Policy Institute, which will continue to be updated as new data and information becomes available.

To start navigating your way through the Northern Ontario Infrastructure Map visit: www.northernpolicy.ca/maps