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The North American Environmental Atlas combines and harmonizes geospatial data from Canada, Mexico and the United States to allow for a continental and regional perspective on environmental issues that cross boundaries.
The Atlas continues to grow in breadth and depth as more thematic maps are created through our work and our partnerships. Scientists and map makers from Natural Resources Canada, United States Geological Survey, and Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía and other agencies in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, produced the information contained in the Atlas.Map Viewer
The North American Environmental Atlas map viewer provides access to several data layers, including terrestrial and marine ecosystems as well as human influence.
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.
A collaborative initiative between Canada, Mexico, and the United States to monitor land cover - the observed physical cover on the surface of the Earth - and its change over time.
The North American Forest map shows the distribution of eighteen different primary ecological zones pertaining to forest systems within Canada, Mexico, and the United States. North American Forest regions are defined as areas of broad yet relatively homogenous natural forest vegetation. Area distinctions are also based on precipitation, temperature, and landforms.
The North American Climate Zones map shows the distribution of climate types across Canada, Mexico, and the United States based on the Köppen-Geiger climate classification.
The new map of North American Protected Areas is an update of the map published in 2017 by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
Ecological regions are areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources.
The North American Blue Carbon map shows the distribution of salt marsh, mangrove, and seagrass habitats in North America.
This map demonstrates land cover change between 2010 and 2015 in North America at a spatial resolution of 30 meters.
This map of North American land cover at a spatial resolution of 30 meters provides a harmonized view of the physical cover of Earth's surface across the continent based on 2015 Landsat satellite imagery for Canada and the United States, and RapidEye imagery for Mexico.
This map shows the impacts of humans on the ocean’s ecosystems.
This map shows the direct influence of humans on terrestrial ecosystems across North America.
This map shows the percentage of the total land area that was equipped for irrigation, around the year 2000.
This map shows the total installed renewable energy capacity for the states, provinces, and territories of North America as of 2003.
Mapping North America's Shared Environment
North American Environmental Atlas
Toward a Common Perspective
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