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

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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

Commercial Marine Vessel Emissions

This map illustrates the estimated air emissions of sulfur (SOX as SO2) from cargo traffic in shipping lanes serving North American coastlines in the year 2002.SO2 emissions were estimated using a model called...

Elevation, 2007

This relief map shows the terrain of North America relative to mean sea level using hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colors for various elevations). The image shown above was created by the National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and...

Estimated Freight Railroad CO2 Emissions along the Mexico City to Montreal Transportation Corridor, 2010

This map shows the estimated annual freight railroad CO2 emissions for the year 2010 along the Mexico City to Montreal transportation corridor. Carbon dioxide emissions are measured as kilotonnes per kilometer. The transportation corridor...

Estimated Freight Railroad CO2 Emissions along the Mexico City to Montreal Transportation Corridor, 2035

This map shows the estimated annual freight railroad CO2 emissions for the year 2035 along the Mexico City to Montreal transportation corridor. Carbon dioxide emissions are measured as kilotonnes by kilometer. The transportation corridor...

Estimated Truck CO2 Emissions along the Mexico City to Montreal Transportation Corridor, 2010

This map shows the estimated annual truck CO2 emissions for the year 2010 along the Mexico City to Montreal Transportation Corridor. Carbon dioxide emissions are measured as kilotonnes per kilometer. The transportation corridor is one of...

Publications

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