Mapannapolis could turn into Mapvalley?

Mapannapolis could turn into Mapvalley?
By Wendy Elliot

On April 25 geoscience instructor Ed Symons, who chairs the Age Advantage Association, will speak about why Annapolis County is probably the most mapped county in the province.

Last fall the Mapannapolis project was named one of five finalists for the 2018 Governor General History Awards for Excellence in Community Programming.

For five years, a number of volunteers have been building a historical mapping resource for Annapolis County. Students from the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), where Symons teaches, were involved from the outset too.

In addition to information on over 2,400 heritage homes in the county that can be accessed by both community and by year, there are maps for heritage amenities, cemeteries, churches, Acadian settlements and Black Loyalists in the county.

For recreation and research, there is a walking tour of Bear River, biking and canoeing maps. There is also a map of cultural assets in the county and where fallen soldiers of the 85th Battalion came from across Nova Scotia.

The 7pm talk, which is sponsored by the Wolfville and Area Historical Society, will take place at the Irving Centre auditorium at Acadia University on Wednesday, April 25.