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!




Drought Monitor

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.”

Air Quality Awareness Week

May, 2022
Air Quality

Today is #MapMonday and the start of Air Quality Awareness Week #AQAW2022 (2-6 May)

North American Forests

April, 2022

Wildlife and humans are deeply connected with forests and their conservation requires a good understanding of climate and ecosystem differences.

Groundwater – making the invisible, visible

March, 2022
Climate, Land Cover

Today is #MapMonday! This month’s map highlights the #WorldWaterDay 2022 theme: “Groundwater – making the invisible, visible”

Land cover Change Intensity 2010-2015

February, 2022
Land Cover

#DidYouKnow you can use data from the #NorthAmerican Land Change Monitoring System (NALCMS) for many different applications?

North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

December, 2021
Air Quality

#DidYouKnow that every year, industrial facilities in North America must report the quantity of pollutants they release to the air?

North American Protected Areas

November, 2021

It’s #MapMonday! Did you know there are over 250,000 terrestrial and marine protected areas in North America, covering more than 15 million square kilometers, including 41 @UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites?!

Industrial Waste/Pollutant Transfer Activity in North America

October, 2021
Pollutant Releases and Transfers

Have you ever wondered where #IndustrialWaste goes?


Costing Flood Events in North America

September, 2021

#DidYouKnow that #flooding causes billions of dollars in damage across North America?


North America’s Terrestrial Ecoregions

August, 2021

Happy #MapMonday!


Climate zones in North America

July, 2021

This map shows the diverse climate zones in North America, based on the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system.

North American blue carbon

North American blue carbon

May, 2021

The map you’re looking at is the most comprehensive view we have of North American blue carbon - a powerful ally in our fight against climate change.

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