It might not always seem like it, but #maps play a big role in the lives we lead today. From tracking Uber orders in Montreal to understanding the effect of coastal farming activity in Sinaloa, Mexico– maps help us navigate and understand the world around us.⠀

Follow along with us every #MapMonday to learn more about the stories and information maps tell us!

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CEC MapMonday June: World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day

June, 2023
Protected Areas, Water

It’s #MapMonday! To celebrate World Ocean Day this week, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation is highlighting the North American Marine Protected Areas Network (NAMPAN) Story Map.

Story Map

Your Environment is Changing

May, 2023
Climate, Ecoregions, Humans

It’s #MapMonday! Check out our new Story Map: “Your Environment is Changing: But How it Changes is up to You.”


Land Cover

April, 2023
Land Cover

It’s #MapMonday! With about 24 billion pixels depicting land cover across North America at a 30-meter spatial resolution, the North American Land Change Monitoring System (NALCMS) 2020 land cover map layer is the most accurate map available for its scale.


North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

March, 2023
Pollutant Releases and Transfers

It’s #MapMonday! #DYK that approximately 24,000 industrial facilities report their releases (e.g., to air or water) and transfers (e.g., to recycling or disposal) to the North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (#PRTR) every year?

Data harmonization

Data Harmonization

February, 2023

It’s #MapMonday! Today we’re exploring how we take geospatial data from each North American country, which do not always start out as directly comparable, and harmonize it to create a continental map.


Protected Areas

December, 2022
Protected Areas

It’s #MapMonday! Did you know that Protected Areas are a key focus of the Convention on Biological Diversity UN Biodiversity and a priority agenda item for the upcoming #COP15 Conference of the Parties?

MapMonday November - Population Density 2020

Population density

November, 2022

It’s #MapMonday! This month we’re highlighting #PopulationDensity. How many people per square kilometer are living near you? Where are most people living in North America and how does that compare across different regions?

#MapMonday Monarch Blitz Map

International Monarch Monitoring Blitz 2022

October, 2022

It’s #MapMonday! For today’s MapMonday we’re celebrating the more than 2,600 community scientists who answered the call for supporting #MonarchButterfly conservation via the 2022 #MonarchBlitz.

Map for Monitoring Health Impacts from Extreme Heat Events

Monitoring Health Impacts from Extreme Heat Events

September, 2022

It’s #MapMonday! Every summer North Americans are increasingly facing extreme heat #DidYouKnow that the British Columbia Heat Impacts Prediction System (BCHIPS) was created as part of a Commission for Environmental Cooperation project on climate adaptation and extreme heat health impacts?

Cover of the Atlas Tool


August, 2022

It’s #MapMonday! #DYK that Commission for Environmental Cooperation created the North American Environmental Atlas (#NAAtlas), a collection of publicly accessible harmonized geospatial data layers at the continental level that is used for research, environmental management, and decision-making?

Map identifying climate change–related impacts

LEO Network

July, 2022

It’s #MapMonday! #DidYouKnow that the Commission for Environmental Cooperation supported the expansion of the Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network across North America?

Map showing drought regions in North America

North American Drought Monitor

June, 2022

This #MapMonday we’re highlighting next week’s #DesertificationAndDroughtDay and this year’s theme “Rising up from drought together.”

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