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Data Layer GraphicTitle: "North American Environmental Atlas: Base Layers" (Dates Vary)
Description: The North American Environmental Atlas (NAEA) provides over 150 geospatial data layers for download and online mapping. Data have been harmonized across the boundaries of Canada, United States, and Mexico by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to depict significant environmental issues throughout the North American continent at a scale of 1:10,000,000. The North American Atlas data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national and continental level. These data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:10,000,000-scale data.

As of March 2010, within the Base Layers category, the following layers are provided:

  • Bathymetry
  • Elevation
  • Shaded Relief
  • Glaciers and Sea Ice
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Major Roads
  • Political Boundaries
  • Population Density
  • Populated Places
  • Precipitation
  • Railroads

For the most up to date version of these data, go to North American Environmental Atlas Data Files to read the full data descriptions and download the compressed data files.

Also, see NCSU Libraries Guide to North American Environmental Atlas Data for information about other NAEA data categories and usage.

Keywords and Themes: Bathymetry, Boundaries, Elevation, Glaciers, North American Environmental Atlas, Ocean Floor, Political Boundaries, Populated Places, Population Density, Precipitation, Railroads, Rivers, Roads, Sea Ice, Shaded Relief
Filename Prefix: varies
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Download Instructions: In the ftp window that opens, search for and save locally all files with the above Filename Prefix.  
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Mapped Drive Folder: /naea/
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Feature Type: Varies
Coordinate System: Geographic Coordinates
Datum: NAD 83Map Units: Decimal Degrees

Spatial Extent: North America
Source Scale: 1:10,000,000

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Collection Name: North American Environmental Atlas
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Distribution Restrictions: PUBLIC DOMAIN


Links to Metadata, Documentation, and Mapping:

Record ID: 3361_NAEA

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