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Mapping the changing Arctic landscape
« on: May 26, 2013, 03:01:10 PM »
BarentsObserver has article "New web tool maps Arctic nature and activities".

ArkGIS (Arctic Geographical Information System): http://www.arkgis.org/

ArkGIS (Arctic Geographical Information System) is a free, interactive mapping platform that combines and integrates existing data about the environment and human activity in the Arctic. The ArkGIS.org web-platform allows any user to download pre-made maps and videos, as well as developing customized maps on their own, using an interactive map service.

Why ArkGIS?

Melting of the ice, increased shipping activities and a run for resources: The Arctic areas have become hot topics in public debate. But trying to keep the overview of natural values and human activities in the high north has never been an easy task. Through the ArkGIS.org web tool mapping both nature and activities, WWF hopes to be able to make relevant information universally available – in a very visible manner.

Who is ArkGIS for?

Arctic decision makers, stakeholders and anyone who wishes to learn and to explore the Arctic landscape. ArkGIS products are freely available on a non-commercial basis. All use requires proper referencing and the use of logos provided for each downloadable product. This is provided automatically on the maps and videos you download or print from ArkGIS.org.