Friday, December 12, 2014
The World Ecosystems Map
The US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri have released a detailed global ecological land units map. The map allows you to click on any location in the world to view the bioclimate, landform, lithology, and land cover parameters at that location.
Select a location on the Explore the Ecological Tapestry of the World map and four inset maps reveal the bioclimate, landforms, rock types and land cover that can be found at the chosen location. The four ecological features are also listed at the top of the main map layer.
You can also explore the new global ecosystems map on a new Esri Story Map, Explore a Tapestry of World Ecosystems. This map also allows you to click on any location in the world to view a breakdown of the selected ecosystem.
The Explore a Tapestry of World Ecosystems map also features an ecosystems tour, which looks in more detail at places around the globe where the diversity of ecological facets is highly concentrated.