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The use of maps to cover current news and tackle important topics online

September 14, 2016

Back in June, a new initiative to map the world’s natural resources using OpenStreetMap was launched under the name Map for Environment. Map for Environment’s aim is to quite literally put logging roads, industrial agriculture, dams, and fracking on the map. The availability of high-resolution satellite information, open data portals such as Global Forest Watch and MapHubs has placed an unprecedented amount of environmental data in to public domain.

Anyone can help map by creating an OpenStreetMap account, learn the basics, and taking on a mapping task. It takes no time at all to begin actively mapping and making an important contribution to environmental conservation efforts.

Opening this edition of Digital Cartography, here are three of the maps available at Map for Environment:

Logging Roads | Map for Environment

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Logging Roads
(image: Map for Environment)

Industrial Agriculture in World’s Rainforests | Map for Environment

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Industrial Agriculture in World's Rainforests
(image: Map for Environment)

Dams in Asia | Map for Environment

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Dams in Asia
(image: Map for Environment)

Connectivity Atlas | Development Seed

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Connectivity Atlas
(image: Development Seed)

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad | Doug Cain & Kenneth Field

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
(image: Doug Cain & Kenneth Field)

(via Esri)

Fall Foliage Prediction Map – 2016 | Smoky Mountains

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Fall Foliage Prediction Map - 2016
(image: Smoky Mountains)

Inside Airbnb | Murray Cox

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Inside Airbnb
(image: Murray Cox)

(via Maps Mania)

Bicycle ways in Berlin | Berliner Morgenpost

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Bicycle ways in Berlin
(image: Berliner Morgenpost)

PATTRN | Amnesty International

Partial screen capture of the interactive map PATTRN
(image: Amnesty International)

(via Maps Mania)

Colombia after the war against FARC | Le Monde

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Colombia after the war against FARC
(image: Le Monde)

U.S. Housing Market | Metrocosm

Partial screen capture of the interactive map U.S. Housing Market
(image: Metrocosm)

200 Years of Dutch Topo Maps | Kadaster

Partial screen capture of the interactive map 200 Years of Dutch Topo Maps
(image: Kadaster)

(via Esri)

Cinco Cidades | The Folk Sound Project

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Cinco Cidades
(image: The Folk Sound Project)

(Via Maps Mania)

Road Traffic Death Rate per 100,000 population in the Americas, 2013 | Pan American Health Organization

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Road Traffic Death Rate per 100,000 population in the Americas, 2013
(image: Pan American Health Organization)

Nuclear Detonations | Sandra Sánchez

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Nuclear Detonations
(image: Sandra Sánchez)

Fresh Air Finder | INHALE Project

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Fresh Air Finder
(image: INHALE Project)

(Via Maps Mania)

Conserving Biodiversity in Madagascar | Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Conserving Biodiversity in Madagascar
(image: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund)

(Va Esri)

 

That’s it for today’s Digital Cartography, but feel free to browse through hundreds of interactive maps on Pinterest. And we’ll be back next week!

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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