Measuring Peter Filder`s Explorations and Travels
Since my early introduction to David Thompson, the exploration of western Canada suddenly became an interest to me. The next great Canadian surveyor that I became interested in was Peter Fidler, an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company, trained by Philip Turnor, and a friend of David Thompson.
The results in the paper 'Chasing Peter Fidler' will come about as a result of the rigorous research into the explorations and travels of Fidler that is currently under way. Like Thompson before, I have placed all of Fidler's travels within a contemporary GIS and am now calculating measured distances as I confirm each of the routes that Fidler traveled. The research inherently will verify his routes and measure the distances covered by Fidler between 1789 and 1822; the years spent while engaged in the fur trade with the Hudson's Bay Company. Reseach continues with Fidler which will eventually result in a map of his explorations.