Land Change Map of North America - North American Environmental Atlas

North American Environmental Atlas

Seamless and accurate cartographic data including interactive map layers at a scale of 1:10,000,000

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Mapping Our Shared Environment

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.

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Tools & Resources

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.

North American Land Change Monitoring System

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.

North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action

NAPECA seeks to improve environmental conditions at the community, indigenous, local and regional levels

Google Earth Tours

Google Earth Tours

Watch our fly-overs and tour our collection of maps in Google Earth

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Map Files

Search and download maps and related data files in GIS and various other formats

Test Map

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This map shows the major North American drainage basins, or watersheds, which drain into the Atlantic Ocean, Hudson Bay, the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Each watershed is shown in its own color, with...


This map shows different wetland types, as well as lakes and rivers, across North America.The map was made using the Global Lakes and Wetlands Database (GLWD), which was created using a variety of the best available sources for lakes and wetlands...


Mapping our Shared Environment - Ebook

This portfolio features a selection of maps that illustrate the unique and harmonized geographic information contained in the North American Environmental Atlas.

Ecological Regions of North America

Ecological regions are areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources.

Marine Ecoregions of North America

A book that celebrates the richness and wealth of our region's common ocean and coastal waters.

For more information, contact:

Zakir Jafry
Tools and GIS Coordinator
(514) 350-4307