Dynamic Maps

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

Natural Areas & Harbour Atlases

The Natural Areas Atlas is an ongoing effort to bring together environmental information pertaining to the Capital Regional District.

New features added to the Atlas: 

Nature on the Map

This is one of Natural England's interactive map sites. In the MAPS tab you will discover a choice of maps about nature, including

  • National Nature Reserves
  • Other kinds of protected sites
  • Areas of semi-natural habitat

See the website here: http://www.natureonthemap.org.uk/

Via Mapperz

State of the Salmon

We create our North Pacific maps using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools, which spatially represent and georeference data. GIS enables us to view data at multiple scales - from the panoramic North Pacific perspective down to the smallest stream reaches, with accurate resolution.

This North Pacific perspective is how we view the salmon world, a vast expanse of land and fresh and salt water that supports wild salmon.

We've created the tools below to enable you to work with information in different ways, using raw datasets as well as static and interactive maps.


Community Mapping Network

The Community Mapping Network (CMN) was created to share a wealth of natural resource information and maps with communities in British Columbia, Canada. 

Uses of Information
The CMN integrates data from many sources and makes it accessible through a user friendly mapping system. There are many uses of the information including:

  • community planning
  • storm water management
  • habitat restoration & enhancement
  • watershed planning
  • development referrals
  • impact assessment
  • coastal planning
  • research
  • education and awareness
  • emergency response

You may also learn about community mapping projects in other parts of the world including Japan, Mexico, Nepal and Indonesia using a map-based Project Directory.

The main objective of the CMN is to promote planning sustainable communities.

Many sensitive habitats such as urban and smaller rural watercourses, eelgrass beds, riparian areas and wetlands remain unknown, poorly understood, and suffer from impacts of human development.

Methods provided through CMN reflect a novel set of tools to explore and promote awareness of these habitats by mapping their location and inventorying their attributes. The awareness and commitment to local watercourses and other sensitive habitats is an important process created through co-operation of local communities, First Nations, municipalities, planners, and managers.

Community mapping methods comprise a set of tools and methods that can be used to help conserve fisheries, wildlife and aquatic habitat resources throughout British Columbia.