The Map Room

Environment Committee


Map Title: Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description:Climate Central, an independent, nonpartisan organization that researches and reports on climate change, has an interactive map demonstrating what summer in your location could be like in the year 2100 if current trends continue using another city's current average summer temperature as a reference. For example, Hartford's average summer temperature in 2100 will likely reach 91 degrees and feel like Orlando summers do in 2014. (Requires Chrome or Firefox.)


Map Title: EnviroMapper
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has constructed an interactive map showing polluted sites by type of pollution or what's been polluted: air, water, waste, land, toxics, and radiation.


Map Title: Initial County Emerald Ash Borer Detections in North America
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: A map showing the spread of the emerald ash borer, which is an invasive species destroying ash trees wherever it spreads.


Map Title: Global Forest Change, 2000 to 2014
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Using satellite images and Google Earth, scientists were able to map changes in forestation across the world from 2000 to 2014. Visitors can choose to see where forests have decreased or increased, or both, along with current forestation.


Map Title: Surging Seas
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: See where in Connecticut will end up underwater if the sea level rises or zoom out and see any other location in the country.


Map Title: 2014 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Large Facilities
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Environmental Protection Agency has a map that allows you to see where large facilities are that have output greenhouse gases. Visitors can keep zooming right down to a specific facility and see how much of each gas is being produced.


Map Title: Historical Hurricane Tracks
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: View hurricane tracks by one year or all years (through last year), a specific storm, storms of a certain strength, as well as for any location in the country.


Map Title: Air Quality
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Gives the air quality across the state and all of New England.


Map Title: Aquifer Protection Area Maps
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: See where you can access the coast from towns along the shore.


Map Title: Connecticut Endangered Species Maps
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Pick a town and then see where state and federal listed species & significant natural communities exist in that town.


Map Title: FEMA Flood Maps
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: See the FEMA Flood Map for your area.


Map Title: State Parks and Forests in Connecticut
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Filter the map by parks, forests, parks with guarded swimming areas, and state park trails.