Environmental Maps

Here are some examples of environmental maps created using Google Maps

  • UNEP: Atlas of Our Changing Environment – Monitors the world environmental situation to ensure that emerging environmental problems of wide international significance receive appropriate and adequate consideration by governments.

  • Earth Knowledge – An environment news portal for Google Maps that draws in news feeds about the Earth from a large number of sources and plots the information on a map.

  • Green House Gas Map – United Nations Climate Change Secretariat created map to show greenhouse gas emissions around the world, revealing the current environmental villains (USA, Canada, Spain & Australia). However there is a huge gap in available data on this map and it doesn’t show emissions in China, India and much of the developing world.

  • Bellona Projects Map – Displays CO2 sources and Carbon Capturing Projects around the world. If you click on the map an information window will open displaying the number of major CO2 sources and the number of carbon capture projects at that location. Details about each of the CO2 sources and the projects are also displayed under the map.

  • EnergyMap.dk – A Danish web guide to climate solutions where you can find information about the latest energy and climate related technologies, projects, solutions, cases and events. Showcases renewable energy projects in Europe (mostly Denmark), the UK, Turkey and China.

  • San Francisco Water Waste Map – Shows Bay Area publicly-owned sewage treatment plants and spills, revealing the locations and details of any wastewater spills that come from the sewer lines that lead to the plants and spills from the wastewater (sewage) treatment plants themselves.

  • Sickness and Industrial Areas of Pollution Map – Shows the top 100 polluting industrial facilities in the US as of 2002. The map includes pollutants for each location and a list of possible health effects (via scorecard.org) that result from exposure to them.

  • New York State – Department of Environmental Conservation – On their site, there is a list of environmental maps utilizing Google Earth for the state of New York.
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