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Jonathan Crowe
Worked at Health Canada
Attended University of Alberta
Lives in Shawville, QC
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The Only Fantasy World Map You'll Ever Need by Jake Manley isn't the first map of its kind that I've seen (see also the map in Diana Wynne Jones's Tough Guide to Fantasyland); still, it's clear that fantasy maps...
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Another overly simple, locally specific voting results graph.
Pontiac's Voting History, 1981-2014 A graphical look at the Pontiac electoral district's voting history since 1981. "Nationalist right" includes the Union Nationale, ADQ and CAQ; "separatist left" includes Québec Solidaire and its antecedents as well as Option Nationale. Obviously this...
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Ukraine invokes the Ninth Symphony.
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Last February I imported CanVec data into OpenStreetMap for the first time. CanVec is a dataset produced by the federal Department of Natural Resources. It's been made available to use in OpenStreetMap: users have to download the data for a...
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In The Geology of Game of Thrones, a group of geologists has created a geologic map of Westeros and Essos, as well as an invented geologic history of the planet on which George R. ;R. Martin's epic takes place. Via...
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Quebec had an election yesterday; here's a quick look at the results in my electoral district.
Surprising precisely no one, André Fortin of the Parti libéral du Québec was elected the MNA for Pontiac last night. With 75.75 percent of the vote, he improved substantially on the margin of his predecessor, retiring MNA Charlotte L'Écuyer, in...
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My review of +Karl Schroeder's new novel, Lockstep.
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Hydration, homing and hemipenes: some of the things in snake science news lately.
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Introduction
Among other things, I’m the author of The Map Room, a blog about maps, and DFL, a blog about last-place finishes at the Olympics. When I’m not blogging, writing or correcting other people’s grammar, I raise snakes, play the piano, and look through my telescope.
Bragging rights
The only garter snake breeder to make the pages of Sports Illustrated.
Education
  • University of Alberta
    Ph.D. student, History (incomplete), 1996 - 1999
  • University of Waterloo
    M.A., History, 1994 - 1995
  • University of Winnipeg
    B.A. (Hons.), History, 1990 - 1994
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
In a relationship
Work
Occupation
Blogger, editor, writer
Employment
  • Health Canada
    Senior Editor/Writer, 2009 - 2009
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Writer/Editor, 2008 - 2008
  • Health Canada
    Senior Editor/Writer, 2007 - 2008
  • Pontiac Printshop Ltd.
    Reporter, 2003 - 2004
  • Department of Justice (Canada)
    Legislative Revisor, 2000 - 2003
  • Human Resources Development Canada
    Planning and Analysis Officer, 1999 - 2000
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Currently
Shawville, QC
Previously
Winnipeg, MB - Waterloo, ON - Edmonton, AB - Ottawa, ON - Hull, QC