Are you interested in exploring Canada and her National historic landmarks? Enter this fine story map by Mark Laudon @mapsrus
This fine app is also entered in the CODE 2015 Competition, an intense 48-hour coding sprint where innovators from coast to coast compete to build the best app utilizing federal government data from Canada’s Open Government portal. You can view the app and leave a vote for it while there!
According to data sets available on the Canadian Governments Open Data Portal, it is recommended that adults accumulate at least 2 1/2 hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity, each week and that children and youth accumulate at least 60 minutes per day. Most Canadians do not meet that goal (according to other datasets found on the portal).
Some of the best places to increase physical activity include parks and trails (outdoor recreation). If you take a look, there are no resources (apps, web content) available that allow Canadian Citizens to explore Canada’s incredible National Parks and National Historic Sites.
Our responsive app (looks great on desktop and mobile) fills this gap, with a twist (see below). Mashing up the comprehensive list of Canada’s National Parks and National Historic Sites, parks administrative boundaries, and Trans Canada Trail data provides a comprehensive dataset citizens can go to discover places to increase their physical activity. The twist; air quality in many parks is decreasing due to industry air polluters. People with Asthma are especially susceptible to drops in air quality. We’ve added all of the latest air quality polluters in Canada so you can see the impact air quality could have in Canadian Parks. We have also themed the air quality dataset so you can easily visually see the level of polluter.
View the Canada’s Parks and Heritage Explorer and drop a Vote while there! See http://laudontech.com/CODE2015/