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Arctic Environmental Atlas
Entry ID: 01-Arctic_Atlas-00
Abstract: This interactive map service presents environmental variables and parameters
on the environment in the Arctic region. Data has been collected from a variety
of data sources and prepared for the polar view.
The map shows the view of the Arctic region centered on the geographic North
Pole, in a map projection that is most correct at the center and distorts the
... areas the further away they are from the center. The projection is Lambert
Azimuthal, with a Major axis/radius of 6370997 and with a longitude/longitude
at the center of projection of 00 and 900 respectively. There are various
definitions of the Arctic in use. This map includes everything north of 500
north of the equator.
The service has been developed by GRID-Arendal, an the United Nations
Environmental Programme (UNEP) affiliated environmental data and information
centre. GRID-Arendal, based in Norway, acts as the Arctic focus centre of UNEP,
and has worked closely with several Arctic conservation and monitoring
The technical solution for this interactive map is based upon ESRI's MapObjects
Internet Map Server.
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints All dataset documentation and other descriptive files are accessible to all WWW
browsers, and may be downloaded to local disk using the browser's "Save as"
facility. Users who do not have accounts on the ESSC workstation network,
however, may be unable to download the actual data files for one of three
1. The datasets are in a multi-file format which cannot be safely copied except
using specialized GIS or image processing software; or
2. The data were obtained from third parties who have placed restrictions on
their distribution; or
3. The data are in a preliminary form not yet ready for public release.
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