Living in Gunter’s World

This short video, narrated by former Vancouver mayor (and current B.C. MLA) Sam Sullivan, explains how measurements initially set out by a 17th-century surveyor—in particular, Gunter’s chain—have an impact on the streets and lots of today’s British Columbia Lower Mainland.

Author: Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan Crowe blogs about maps at The Map Room. His essays and reviews have been published by AE, Calafia, The New York Review of Science Fiction, the Ottawa Citizen, Strange Horizons and He lives in Shawville, Quebec.