Canadian Map Makers is owned and operated by Steve Chapman. Steve has always had a passion for maps, stemming from his lifelong active participation in outdoor sports such as hiking, mountaineering, kayaking, skiing and trail running. He gained his map making and cartography experience at Virtual Outdoor Adventures, where he was the sole architect of the entire map-based product line. In taking the products to market, Steve has gained extensive expertise in cartography, graphic design, website design, GIS data processing and the collection of field data using GPS equipment.
More recently, Steve’s work at Carbon Credit Corporation saw him responsible for the digitizing of satellite data and performing qualitative/quantitative QA work on the aggregated GIS data.
Canadian Map Makers was formed in early 2013 with a mission to provide one stop cartography/GIS services to North American customers with needs for custom designed map based products. We strive for excellence, pay attention to detail and aim to provide total satisfaction with your finished products. We offer you a personal and friendly service and will work closely with you throughout the whole design process, from the definition of requirements though to the delivery of a completed quality end product.
Steve has recently joined the Coquitlam Search and Rescue team as a member in training. The skills and knowledge obtained in the team will be applied directly to mapmakers map products, resulting in beautiful products that also have a sharp focus on both outdoor safety and easy navigation.
Steve's business knowledge stems from his completion of the Douglas College Self Employment Program in 2008. Since then he has run two businesses, been a participant on CBC's Dragon's Den show and been nominated as a finalist in the technology category for Douglas College's Entrepreneur of the Year awards. For several years, Steve has sat on the review panel which provides feedback on the business plans of new applicants entering into the self employment program.