Maps can tell a story of many different events and developments. They visually show how things have changed or how the exist. Different themes presented in maps may also offer insights and opportunities to gain an understanding of history which pure discription cannot convey in a total sense. Political, economic, population and other types of maps define the activities of a people and their status and lives. Geograpic, geological, enviromental and other physical representations paint a picture of the landscape of an area and Canada is a huge area to discribe.