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Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps: North America

Lists of online vegetation maps from website titled "Checklist of Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps." These lists of links are no longer being actively maintained and are provided for archival purposes only.

North America

North America

North America

North America Landcover / JRC Ispra  (Downloadable datasets in various formats -- in "Products" section)
Prevailing Vegetation  (Inset on: North America -- Political.   In: Times Survey Atlas of the World, 1922)

Great Lakes Region

Land Use, Fisheries & Erosion  (The Great Lakes Atlas)

Canada

NatureServe Explorer: an Online Encyclopedia of Life  (Includes state/provincial-level distribution maps)
Poison Ivy, Western Poison Oak, Poison Sumac  (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Publication No 1699 by Gerald A. Mulligan. Includes photos and distribution maps)

- Alberta

- Hood River Region

- Ontario

Greenland

Greenland and Iceland Landcover / JRC Ispra  (Downloadable datasets in various formats -- in "Products" section)

Mexico

Carta agr�cola : [M�xico] / A. Garc�a Cubas  (Shows forested areas. In: Atlas pintoresco e hist�rico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, 1885, pl. VIII)
Major vegetation types of Sonora from Trees of Sonora, Mexico / Richard Steven Felger, Matthew Brian Johnson, Michael Francis Wilson, Oxford University Press, 2001.
Mountains and Mountain Forests Central America  (Covers also Mexico, UNEP-WCMC)

- Baja California

United States

Alien Plant Invaders of Native Areas  (Includes state-level distribution maps for some plants)
Map Showing in Five Degrees of Density the Distribution of Woodland within the Territory of the United States, 1873 / compiled by Wm. H. Brewer.  (Statistical Atlas of the United States Based on the Results of the Ninth Census 1870, pl. III-IV)
Midwestern Wetland Flora  (Distribution maps covering the U.S.)
National Atlas of the United States of America, 1970  (p. 89, 90-92, 154-156, 157-160 - vegetation, forests, land use)
NatureServe Explorer: an Online Encyclopedia of Life  (Includes state/provincial-level distribution maps)
Orchids of Wisconsin  (Wisc. and U.S. distribution maps)
Poison Ivy, Western Poison Oak, Poison Sumac  (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Publication No 1699 by Gerald A. Mulligan. Includes photos and distribution maps)
USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program  (Classifies, describes and maps vegetation in National Parks. Includes air photos for some parks)

Index

World & Regional Maps

  • World
  • Eurasia
  • Indian Ocean
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Southern Hemisphere

Africa

Asia

  • Asia
  • Asia by Region
  • Asia by Country

Europe

  • Europe
  • Europe by Country and Region

Central America

  • Central America
  • Central America by Country
  • West Indies

South America

  • South America
  • Amazon Basin
  • South America by Country and Region

North America

Pacific

Arctic (Polar Regions)

Guide History

Original title of website: Checklist of Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps

Compiled by Claire Englander (1996-2013).  Founding co-compiler Philip Hoehn (1996-2009).   With thanks to Phyllis Bischof, Ed Colijn, Rheal Coupal, John Creaser, Larry Cruse, Joe Dalton, Hugh Eva, Vic Fazio, Xavier Font Castell, Steve Glenn, Lawrence Hislop, Robert Hoare, Michael Jennings, Stephen Killeffer, Brian Klinkenberg, Raino Lampinen, Andrew Lillie, David MacDevette, Philippe Mayaux, Justin Moat, Jim Moore, Tom Owens, Scott Sundberg, Thomas A. Stone, Urs-Beat Brändli, Rob Waller, Hugh D.Wilson and George Wooten.

Maps are no longer being added to or deleted from these lists - the lists are maintained in this guide for archival purposes only.

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