Following is a list of freeware that provides maps of environmental interest. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

BEACON - Beach Advisory and Closing On-line Notification
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Includes water quality information and maps for coastal beaches in US states and territories.

Earth
By The Global Education Project. Earth is a graphic look at the state of the world. This online resource presents data and commentaries on the condition of the world's environment - both natural and human - using 15 maps and 99 charts and graphs to create one big picture.

Eco-tourism Maps
By Earth Day Network and Google Maps. Map and video tours of five top US vacation spots will introduce you to a bounty of environmentally-friendly activities, attractions and amenities. You can also use Google Maps to find green options for wherever you wish to roam.

European Pollutant Release and Transfer Registry (E-PRTR)
By European Environment Agency. The European-wide register of industrial emissions into air and water gives you access to information on the annual emissions of industrial facilities in the Member States of the EU.

Google Earth App
By Google. Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for Android. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search by voice for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. Visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, hiking trails, city tours, and more.

GRID-Arendal Maps and Graphics Database
By United Nations Environment Programme. Graphics and maps that show pollution and atmosphere and climate change globally. Generally free for non-commercial use if source listed.

Maptech MapServer
By Maptech. Search and view topographic maps and nautical charts for the US.

San Francisco Bay Region Geology and Geologic Hazards
By US Geological Survey (USGS). The San Francisco Bay region is home to 7 million people whose lives are intertwined with some of the most complex and active geology in the world. With heightened public awareness about earthquake hazards on the 100th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the California Geological Survey, has prepared three maps of the San Francisco Bay Area designed to provide a new look at the geologic history and hazards of the region: Geologic Map, Quaternary-Active Fault Map, and Liquefaction Susceptibility Map.

TOXMAP
By US National Library of Medicine. An interactive Web site that shows on maps the amount and location of certain toxic chemicals released into the environment in the United States. TOXMAP focuses on the geographic distribution of chemical releases, their relative amounts, and their trends over time. TOXMAP also links to NLM's extensive collection of toxicology and environmental health references, as well as to a rich resource of data on hazardous chemical substances in its TOXNET databases. There are also fact sheets and summaries about the various chemicals, written by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Video Tours on Google Earth
By Discovery Channel Online. Watch video clips of places all over the world using the Google Earth interface and Discovery Channel videos. See parks, cities, landmarks, and more.

WebGIS
By Lakes Environmental Software. Download digital terrain (US and worldwide), land use (US), and digital line (US) maps.

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