NameLocationLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4DescriptionLinkAdditional links
Block by block, Brooklyn’s past and presentNew York City, New York, USABad OutcomesAging Infrastructure An interactive map showing the age of buildings in Brooklyn.
Maps of countries who label/don’t label GE/GMOGlobalBad ActorsAgriculture IndustryMap of GE labeling laws by country. Original map is 2nd link
World Food ClockGlobalBad ActorsAgriculture IndustryThe amount of the world’s food produced, consumed and wasted every second.
Agroecology Infographicn/aBad OutcomesAgriculture IndustryPresenting a stark contrast between industrial agriculture and agroecological methods, this infographic developed by the Christensen Fund actually depicts the complexity of agricultural landscapes, as well as the interactions and interdependencies of different land use types.
Amount of old ice in Arctic, 1987 - 2013ArcticBad OutcomesClimate ChangeThis time lapsed video shows the decrease in old ice in the Arctic
ScorcherAustraliaBad OutcomesClimate ChangeExtreme Heat/ColdScorcher has three main functions: To display where in Australia heatwaves are currently occurring; Highlight recent and past heatwaves events for individual observation sites; and Summarise information of past events at each site.
Blistering FutureGlobalBad OutcomesClimate ChangeExtreme Heat/ColdInteract to see what 1,001 cities' summers will be like by 2100.*
Climate Commons GlobalBad OutcomesClimate ChangeMapping normal, anomalies, extreme events, emission and stories
Climate ReanalyzerGlobalBad OutcomesClimate Change"This website is produced by the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. Our institute has more than a 40-year history of polar exploration, and research contributions to glaciology, climate science, and anthropology. Climate Reanalyzer™ utilizes and provides access to existing publicly-available datasets and models."
If all the ice meltedGlobalBad OutcomesClimate ChangeSea RiseThe maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas.
Sea Level Rise MapGlobalBad OutcomesClimate ChangeSea RiseChoose the amount of sea level rise to view the effects on the coast.
Time history of carbon dioxide from 800,000 years…GlobalBad OutcomesClimate Change
iGlobalBad OutcomesClimate ChangeExtreme Heat/ColdThe heat is on for the planet as a whole, but what has been happening where you live? Click on the map to find out, or enter a location in the search box at top right. The initial map shows average temperatures over the past 20 years; use the drop-down menu to see maps for earlier periods.
Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Volumes 1979-2012ArcticBad OutcomesClimate ChangeSea Rise“This is an animated visualization of the startling decline of Arctic Sea Ice, showing the minimum volume reached every September since 1979. It is clear that the Arctic will soon be ice-free for an increasing part of the year, with consequences for the climate.”
Texas drought mapsTexas, United States,Bad OutcomesClimate ChangeDroughtA series of data visualizations showing the development of droughts in Texas and the US and the location and effect of drought-related wildfires.
Map: US Drought Monitor and Shale Development
United StatesBad OutcomesClimate ChangeDroughtClick on the map below and zoom in to identify hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells (black dots) located in areas of drought. Fifty-six percent of the oil and gas wells in the U.S. were in regions experience short- to long-term drought as of January 7, 2014.
Surging SeasUnited StatesBad OutcomesClimate ChangeSea Rise
Tornadoes: Worst U.S. Tornado Outbreaks of All TimeUnited StatesBad OutcomesClimate Change
TwistersUnited StatesBad OutcomesClimate Change"Seeing Nelson’s map for the first time, I was struck at how well its combination of two intuitive ideas – transforming starting/ending locations into direction and displaying those directions with a polar histogram – created an instantly understandable visualization."
Greenhouse gas- climate change mapGlobalBad OutcomesClimate Change
National Climate Assessment: 15 arresting images of climate change now and in the pipelineUnited StatesBad OutcomesClimate Change
The key effects of climate changeGlobalBad OutcomesClimate Change
Climate Central Map CollectionGlobalBad OutcomesClimate Change
Gun ownership and homicides by countryGlobalBad OutcomesCrime
United Kingdom Peace IndexUnited KingdomBad OutcomesCrime"Developed with the Institute for Economics and Peace, this interactive map communicates the results of the United Kingdom Peace Index, a new measurement of the impact of violence across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland."
Crime Mappingunited StatesBad OutcomesCrimeLocal crime search by address, police agency, or state. This portal is dedicated to helping law enforcement agencies provide the public with valuable information about crime activity by neighborhood. Our goal is to assist police departments in reducing crime through a better informed citizenry. We work directly with each agency and never scrape data from other sites!
Every school shooting since Sandy HookUnited StatesBad OutcomesCrime
United States Peace IndexUnited StatesBad OutcomesCrime"Together with the Institute for Economics and Peace and Rosten Woo, I co-designed and developed this interactive data map to communicate the results of the 2012 US Peace Index, an annual measurement of levels of peacefulness of US states and metro areas."
Where guns are easier to find than knowledgeUnited StatesBad OutcomesCrime
Crime ReportsUnited States, Canada, Great BritainBad OutcomesCrimeU.S., Canada and Great Britain crime map - updated daily. Search by date, crime type, address, or by 3, 7, 10, 14, or 30 day periods.
Vaccine Preventable OutbreaksGlobalBad OutcomesDisease
Which disease is most likely to kill you in what countryGlobalBad OutcomesDisease
National Insect & Disease Risk MapsUnited StatesBad OutcomesDisease
Obesity Prevalence MapsUnited StatesBad OutcomesDisease
The Reach of Mexican Drug CartelsMexicoBad ActorsDrug Cartels
Canadian Pipeline IncidentsCanadaBad ActorsEnergyFossil Fuel IndustrySpills
China's Synthetic Natural Gas Plant Capacity vs. Seasonal Variability
ChinaBad ActorsEnergyFossil Fuel IndustryGas
China’s Synthetic Natural Gas plant Capacity vs Baseline Water StressChinaBad ActorsEnergyFossil Fuel Industry
38 maps that explain the global economyGlobalBad ActorsFinance
14 African Nations Forced To Pay French Colonial Tax
AfricaBad ActorsImperialism
2014 Economic Freedom Heat MapGlobalBad ActorsLegal System Shows countries with most-least open laws for market activity
AFRICOM: U.S. Military buildup in AfricaAfricaBad ActorsMilitary Industrial ComplexWarArticle and map. “As the U.S. military continues its buildup in Africa, a top commander at AFRICOM reveals some of what is in store for the continent.”
University of Texas Surveillance CamerasAustin, TX, USABad ActorsMilitary Industrial ComplexSurveillance
Bloomington, Indiana Security Camera MapBloomington, Indiana, USABad ActorsMilitary Industrial ComplexSurveillance The Bloomington security camera map marks (hopefully) every security camera in
downtown bloomington.
Cincinnati Surveillance Camera MapCincinatti, Ohio, USABad ActorsMilitary Industrial ComplexSurveillance
Publicly Installed Surveillance CamerasUSBad ActorsMilitary Industrial ComplexSurveillance
Naval Power in the East China SeaEast China SeaBad ActorsMilitary Industrial ComplexThis infographic shows the number of ships China, Japan, Russia, Canada and United States has in the East China Sea.
Gaza War MapGazaBad ActorsMilitary Industrial ComplexWarPanoramic views of the destruction in the Gaza 2014 war.
Mobile app to track real time U.S. drone strikesGlobalBad ActorsMilitary Industrial ComplexWar
A map of the U.S. Empire military footprintGlobalBad ActorsMilitary Industrial ComplexWarHow do you measure a military footprint? In people? Dollars? Space? This website is an ongoing attempt to map one aspect of that question -- by visualizing the location of United States military installations.
A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 - by Isao Hashimoto
GlobalBad ActorsMilitary Industrial ComplexWar“Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998.”
Mexican drug trafficking in the US: the Sinaloa cartel's vast empireNorth AmericaBad ActorsDrug Cartels
Losing our stripes: Decline in every aspect of tiger lifeAsiaBad OutcomesEcosystem damageBiodiversity LossThe Global Tiger Recovery Program (GTRP) is based on the premise that the tiger crisis represents the larger biodiversity crisis in Asia. As forest-dependent, apex predators, tigers are barometers of the health of their ecosystems - ecosystems that support an immense wealth of biodiversity that can be protected under the tiger’s umbrella.
Top 25 water users in AustinAustin, TX, USABad OutcomesEcosystem damageResource DepletionWaterMaps the top 25 water users in Austin, Texas (2011)
How much water does it take to grow an almond?California, USABad OutcomesEcosystem damageResource DepletionWaterInfographic that shows how much water it takes to grow common foods and how the California drought will affect agriculture and food prices[821348921215525]&action_type_map=[%22og.likes%22]&action_ref_map=[]
The Colorado River Colorado River, United StatesBad OutcomesEcosystem damageResource DepletionWaterThreats to the Colorado River, including dams, water flow, diversions
European Environmental Agency Map CollectionEuropeBad OutcomesEcosystem damageHuge collection of maps related to the European environment including concentrations of pollutants, toxic chemicals, land cover, protected sites. Some maps for the full continent, others are for specific cities.
Agricultural Exposure to Water StressGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damageResource DepletionWater"This map shows where agriculture occurs in areas facing water stress. Crop production data is overlaid on Aqueduct's baseline water stress indicator, a measure of demand and supply for water in a given area."
Aquaduct: Measuring, mapping and understanding water risks around the globeGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damageResource DepletionWater"This dataset shows countries and river basins' average exposure to five of Aqueduct's water risk indicators: baseline water stress, interannual variability, seasonal variability, flood occurence, and drought severity."
Aquatic Dead ZonesGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damageBiodiversity LossGlobal dead zones
Aqueduct Country and River Basin RankingsGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damageResource DepletionWater"This map shows countries and river basins' average exposure to five of Aqueduct's water risk indicators: baseline water stress, interannual variability, seasonal variability, flood occurence, and drought severity. Risk exposure scores are available for every country (except Greenland and Antarctica), the 100 most populous river basins, and the 100 largest river basins by area. Scores are also available for all industrial, agricultural, and domestic users' average exposure to each indicator in each country and river basin."
Aqueduct Water Risk AtlasGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damageResource DepletionWater
Global Forest Change
GlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damageResource DepletionForestsThe work was a four-year collaboration of scientists from NASA, Google, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the University of Maryland, and provides a first-ever detailed look at changes in the forest across the globe, whether they are due to logging, fire, disease, or storms.
Global Forest Watch
GlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damageBiodiversity LossForestsExplore the threats to our world’s forests through this many-layered map.
Gyres: Whirlpools of water trapping huge collections of trash in their currentsGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem DamagePollution
If the world’s population lived likeGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damageResource DepletionSeries of infographics that show 1) how big a city would have to be to house the world’s 7 billion if it was as dense as different cities and 2) how much land would 7 billion people need to live like people in various countries.
Interactive Air Pollution MapGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem DamagePollution
Real time impact of climate change and Earth’s vital signsGlobalBad OutcomesClimate Change
SkyTruthGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damage"SkyTruth is a nonprofit organization using remote sensing and digital mapping to create stunning images that expose the landscape disruption and habitat degradation caused by mining, oil and gas drilling, deforestation, fishing and other human activities."
Waterkeeper Swim GuideGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damagePollutionThe Swim Guide features reports of water quality around the world. Open-sourced content from smart phones. Rate a beach or other swim spot & report pollution.
World’s top firms cause $2.2tn of environmental damageGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damageComprehensive
Great Lakes Environmental Assessment and Mapping ProjectGreat Lakes regionBad OutcomesEcosystem damagePollution"Our research team builds new tools to integrate spatial information for environmental management decisions in the Great Lakes.  We aim to build maps to visualize and understand environmental impacts (or stressors) on the lakes and benefits humans enjoy from the lakes (or ecosystem services). The Great Lakes Environmental Assessment and Mapping Project (GLEAM) evaluates multiple stressors affecting the Great Lakes ecosystem. GLEAM merges spatial data layers representing all major categories of stressors to the Great Lakes, ranging from climate change and land-based pollution to invasive species, into a single map of cumulative stress. The synthesis of this information into a single map enhances our ability to manage and restore the Great Lakes ecosystem. The final map can be used to assess stressor impacts at locations with significant human benefits and to evaluate conservation and restoration opportunities."
Our Dwindling Food VarietyGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damageBiodiversity LossAn infographic from National Geographic that shows the decline in biodiversity of agricultural plant life
Portion of Agricultural Production Under High or Extremely High StressGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damageResource DepletionWaterGraph organized by crop under water stress
Mapping Local Air Pollution in New YorkNew York City, New York, USABad OutcomesEcosystem damagePollutionVolume of air saturated daily by Clean Heat buildings (square-base towers) - a ground level view. Red volumes: #6 oil, Pink volumes: #4 oil, Green volumes: Converted Visual images created by Carbon Visuals are being used to help New York property managers, building co-op boards and community groups reduce local air pollution from their buildings. Around 8,000 buildings in New York City have been burning heavy heating oil. These contribute more soot pollution than all cars and trucks on the City’s roads. The NYC Clean Heat program seeks to improve air quality and save lives in New York by eliminating heavy oil use and accelerating the adoption of cleaner fuels. IS CREATOR OF SPOT THE SOOT SITE. and CLEAN HEAT - CONNECT WITH ABOVE
Texas InvasivesTexas, United States,Bad OutcomesEcosystem damageBiodiversity Loss"The Invaders of Texas Citizen Science program collects species observations from volunteer ""citizen scientists"" trained to use a specially developed Invasive Species Early Detection and Reporting Kit. With this kit, volunteers detect invaders' arrival and dispersal in their own local areas. The purpose of this database is to provide geographical locations and distributional information for known and ""potentially"" invasive plant species."
Enforcement Annual Results Concluded Cases Map for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014United StatesBad OutcomesEcosystem Damage
Poisoned places: toxic air, neglected communtiesUnited StatesBad OutcomesEcosystem damagePollutionMap of US communities that are at risk from pollution/toxins. Searchable by zip code. To begin exploring how air pollution may affect your community, use this interactive map of more than 17,000 facilities that have emitted hazardous chemicals into the air.
Polluting Power Plants in the US (In Clean Water States)United StatesBad OutcomesEcosystem damagePollution
Water InfographicUnited StatesBad OutcomesEcosystem damageResource DepletionWaterShows how much water an individual human consumes in the US.
Bay Area sewage treatment plants and spillsSan Francisco, California, USABad OutcomesEcosystem damagePollution
Environmental Justice AtlasGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damageComprehensive
Eyes on the ForestGlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damageResource DepletionForests
Eyes on the Forest- Illegal Palm Oil out of Tesso Nilo National ParkSumatraBad OutcomesEcosystem damageResource DepletionForests
Private lateral sewage discharge incident map- CaliforniaCalifornia, USABad OutcomesEcosystem damagePollution
Sewage spill map - California California, USABad OutcomesEcosystem damagePollution
Space Junk GlobalBad OutcomesEcosystem damagePollution
RSOE EDIS Emergency and Disaster Information ServiceGlobalBad OutcomesEmergency/DisasterAirplane accident & incidents, volcano and supervolcano datasets
ICIJ Offshore Leaks MapsGlobalBad ActorsFinanceOne of the largest databases of offshore leaks
Pipelines of the worldGlobalBad ActorsEnergyFossil Fuel IndustryPipelines
Which companies caused global warming? GlobalBad ActorsEnergyFossil Fuel IndustryClimate Change"A new paper shows which companies extracted the carbon-based fuels that have caused climate change.
Which fossil fuel companies are most responsible for climate change? – interactive BILEVEL PARTITION. All but seven of the 90 companies found to have caused the climate crisis deal in oil, gas and coal – and half of the estimated emissions were produced just in the past 25 years. Some of the top companies are also funding climate change denial campaigns"
Enbridge pipeline Line 9 spillsGreat Lakes regionBad ActorsEnergyFossil Fuel IndustrySpillsInfographic showing how much oil has been spilled and the discrepancy between reporting agencies
Oil spills on Line 9 near the Great LakesGreat Lakes regionBad ActorsEnergyFossil Fuel IndustrySpills
Research by CTV W5 has uncovered that Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline has almost had a spill a year over the course of its history, some small but some as large as thousands of liters.
Straits of Mackinac Contaminant Release ScenarioGreat Lakes regionBad ActorsEnergyFossil Fuel Industry
Status and location of oil and gas pipelines in the Gulf of MexicoGulf of MexicoBad ActorsEnergyFossil Fuel IndustryStatus and location of oil and gas pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico
Clean up continues from 2010 oil spillKalazmazoo River, Michigan, USABad ActorsEnergyFossil Fuel IndustrySpillsDetails sites where submerged oil is being cleaned up
Beaver Lake Cree nation’s core traditional territory & tar sands developmentLac La Biche, Alberta, CanadaBad ActorsEnergyFossil Fuel IndustryTar SandsThis graphic overlays tar sands development projects, tar sands agreement holders and the traditional territory of Beaver Lake Cree nations
Refinery Accident VisualizerLouisiana, USABad ActorsEnergyFossil Fuel IndustrySpills
Map: Water Competition for Shale Development in North America
North AmericaBad ActorsEnergyFossil Fuel IndustryFrackingClick on the map below and zoom in to identify hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells (black dots) located in areas of water stress (darker red regions). Almost half (47%) of all U.S. wells are being developed in regions with high to extremely high water stress. This means that more than 80 percent of the annual available water is already allocated to municipal, industrial and agricultural users in these regions.