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Maps and GIS Resources to Help With Determining Risks and Advantages to Aid in Finding Your Best Place and More About Where You Currently Live


Maps are central to our understanding and being a part of the landscape around us. On these pages we have collected maps that are useful in learning more about the land you now inhabit or plan to move to.

Maps help us understand the topography, relationships between various features, potential risks (earthquake, volcano, toxic chemicals...), housing costs, wages and more.

We have also included information about GIS (geographical information system) and how you might use it in your endeavors.

GIS Shapefiles - Easily map zip codes, canada FSA postal codes, toxic releases, nuclear facilities, dams, school districts, Indian and federal lands, climate change scenarios, streams and water bodies. If you are new to digital GIS mapping, check out these free GIS learning tools.

Renewable Green Energy Maps - Renewable Alternative Energy Potential, Wind Maps, Renewable Energy Atlas. If you are new to digital GIS mapping, check out these free GIS learning tools.

Toxic Risks and Schools

Natural Disaster GIS Maps - Hurricane, Earthquake, Tornado, Volcano GIS Shapefiles

U.S. Economy Maps

National Park & Monument Maps

Disease & Mortality Maps

GIS Mapping - Free Introduction to GIS and Tutorial. Free ArcGIS Energy Shapefiles.

Accuracy and Suitability

This information may be collected from a variety of government and non-governmental private sources. While we try to assure the accuracy and timeliness of this material, we cannot promise that it is absolutely accurate. Using this information may be informative, fun, entertaining or educational. Beyond this, we make no guarantee as to its suitability for any purpose. We assume no liability or responsibility for errors or inaccuracies. Please understand that you use this information at your own risk.

ToolsForSurvival.com is an educational website focusing on ways to deal with and survive hard times now and in the future.

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