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This Is Corporate Canada In 1 Map (PHOTO)

04/02/2014 06:59 EDT | Updated 04/02/2014 07:59 EDT

If corporations owned Canada's provinces and territories, how would you map it?

Ryan Anderson has the answer. The Cranbrook, B.C.-raised co-founder of Dream to Learn, a San Francisco-based social learning platform, has come up with a map of the Great White North that identifies provinces by the major companies that operate in each one.

He posted the map on his blog in December 2013, but it was uploaded to the Canada sub-Reddit on Tuesday.

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Anderson was inspired to create the map after seeing "The Corporate States of America" by Steve Lovelace, which branded states by notable companies founded in each one.

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The map of Canada isn't an accurate representation of the biggest companies in each province, Anderson told The Huffington Post Canada. He came up with it by looking at different provinces and thinking of brands that resonated with him.

B.C., for example, is branded as Lululemon Athletica, while Alberta carries the Suncor Energy logo.

"It was not at all a data-driven exercise," Anderson told The Huffington Post Canada.

"Part of it was putting it out there for discussion because I’m sure there are brands that resonate with other people, so it was a starting point for a conversation."

The map is by no means finished, as Anderson plans to do a second version with feedback suggested by Internet users.

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