Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Nature Conservancy with Google Maps
TNC Maps is a collection of Google Maps from Nature Conservancy scientists, in collaboration with governments, scientists and conservation organizations around the world. The site includes over 80 global maps describing the state of terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats worldwide.
The maps provide a great insight into nature conservancy around the world. Users can select a map from the drop-down menu and the Google Map is automatically updated to show a heat-map of the selected data. The available data includes information on many conservancy issues, such as forest clearing, threatened species and habitat loss.
All the data from the maps is held in Fusion Tables and can be downloaded via the link beneath the map.