Dynamic Maps

These websites offer interactive maps that display various kinds of data.

UNEP/GRID-Arendal Maps and Graphics library

This service is an on-going project to collect and catalogue all graphic products that have been prepared for publications and web-sites from the last 15 years in a wide range of themes related to environment and sustainable development.
The mission of GRID-Arendal is to provide environmental information, communications and capacity building services for information management and assessment. Established to strengthen the United Nations through its Environment Programme (UNEP), our focus is to make credible, science-based knowledge understandable to the public and to decision-making for sustainable development.

GIT BARENTS - Geographic Information Technology within the Barents Region

GIT Barents Project

MENRIS GeoNetwork

Mountain Environment and Natural Resources' Information Systems (MENRIS) GeoNetwork is a program that provides regional data sharing, where GIS datasets, Satellite Imagery and Related Applications can be accessed.


ArcGIS Explorer


ArcGIS Explorer delivers an easy-to-use way to view and share information geographically. Download ArcGIS Explorer and start using it to unlock the power of geography and geographic information. ArcGIS Explorer is free and freely distributable, making it a great way to share your maps with others.

Once you have downloaded ArcGIS Explorer, you can start using a variety of maps and layers. These maps and layers are provided by ESRI free of charge and include imagery, topographic maps, physical features, shaded relief, historical maps, street maps, and more. Layers can be combined with local data or with other services to create your own custom maps, which can be easily shared within your organization and beyond.

With ArcGIS Explorer, you can

  • Explore data for the entire world seamlessly.
  • Fuse your local data with data and services from ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS, Open Geospatial Consortium WMS, and ESRI-hosted ArcWeb Services.
  • Perform GIS analysis using tasks (e.g., visibility, modeling, proximity search).
  • Answer geographic questions about the maps you generate and share the results with others.
  • Use maps and data from your own secure servers.