These documents provide information on how to use EnviroAtlas in various situations, including in a Health Impact Assessment and in the classroom.You may need Adobe Reader to view files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Building a Greenway: Using EnviroAtlas in the Classroom CASE STUDY (PDF)(56 pp, 11 MB,
PACKAGED FILES: Teacher guidance, classroom activity, supplemental materials,maps. In this case study, funding to complete a pilot section of a greenway has been granted to a city Parks and Recreation Dept. The pilot section is being presented to the city council for review and approval. Numerous data and maps were used in determining this selection and are included in the proposal. The reader is asked to generate an opinion and justification for supporting or not supporting the proposed route.
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) & EnviroAtlas: Integrating Ecosystem Services into the Decision Making Process (PDF)(28 pp, 4 MB,
This document was created to highlight the many ways that the U.S. EPA EnviroAtlas suite of ecosystem services tools can be used to aid in the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) process. HIA practitioners can use EnviroAtlas maps and tools to understand the role of ecosystem services and benefits in public health; to access watershed, census block group, and other scales of ecosystem services data for specific regions; and to visually assess these spatial data through a user-friendly interface.
Interactive Map User's Guide (PDF)(47 pp, 5 MB,
The EnviroAtlas development team has created and continually updates this detailed yet easy-to-follow user's guide.