The Canadian Research and Mapping Association (CRMA) is a non-profit and Veteran led organization which specializes in digital preservation, collection management systems, and mapping military history. 


Community, Preservation, Education, Commemoration


Volunteers are an irreplaceable part of our projects. With volunteers spanning across Canada we are supporting regional and community based digital initiatives with regimental museums and historical organizations. Our volunteers have made the editing of the more than 70 War Diaries possible by editing over 1,000,000 words which will now be available to the public.

What We've Achieved

  • Built a database and archive of 400 original maps from the second world war in scales of  1:1,000,000 down to 1:12,500.

  • 20,000 mapped unit positions from Canadian, British, American, Free French, Polish and German armies. This will be the worlds largest database of geo-referenced positions.   

  • Over 70+ Canadian Army units, 37 Royal Canadian Air force squadrons and a mixed force of Allied and Royal Canadian Navy ships as  part of Force J represented.  

  • All First Canadian Army War diaries from June 6 to August 31 have been digitized to 300 DPI.

  • All War diaries PDF’s have been converted to text. Over 1,000,000 words.

  • 5000+ Newly digitized and never-before-seen documents, including patrol reports, aerial imagery, maps, traces and more