Monday, March 10, 2014

ArcGIS - Mapping the Arctic

The World Wildlife Fund's ArkGIS map is great tool to visualize data about the Arctic from a number of different sources, including several Arctic Council working groups, the Institute of Marine Research, and the Norwegian Coastal Administration.

The tool includes a number of layers that can be viewed on the map. The layers include historical ice and snow coverage, oil and gas exploitation and information about wildlife in the region. The various layers can be visualized on the map in any combination and the map also includes a number of drawing tools which enables users to highlight and draw attention to areas on the map.

Using the various data layers and the drawing tools users can create their own unique map views, which can then be shared via a unique URL or captured in a screenshot.

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