Inuit place names map

The Nunatop Project

Inuit Place-Names Map Series of Nunavik

As a request from the Avataq Cultural Institute, we have created a collection of 650 Maps, 1:50.000 scale covering the whole region of Nunavik.

A map series is a group of topographic or thematic maps or charts usually having the same scale and cartographic specifications, and with each sheet appropriately identified by its publisher as belonging to the same series.

Here is an example:

This map is based upon information collected through interviews with Nunavik land users, and with the important contribution of the elders, as well as Ludger Müller-Wille, Bernard Saladind’Anglure, Helen Oweetaluktuk, Johnny Palliser and Nicolas Pirti-Duplessis. This work was supported financially by MakivikCorportation, the Nunavik Landholding Corporation Association and Air Inuit.

The topographic information has been obtained from the Natural Resources Canada site, and it is subject to the Open Government Licence – Canada.

Elevation contours and hillshade where generated from de CDEM, also several vector layers symbology has been changed to achieve the desired look.

The online store is operating normally, it is possible to purchase the maps directly from the website with a credit card or fill a form to get a quote and proceed with the deposit on the Avataq bank account.

The responsible for this project is Marta Benito, Geologist, and GIS Specialist, for more information please contact her at:

Infotierra provides the service of generating customised cartography based on any kind of thematic data.