The Digital Atlas of Virginia was developed in response to continued teacher demands for accessible map based teaching resources, and is a direct result of meetings with the Virginia Department of Education, and with individual educators. Maps included in the initial release of the Digital Atlas were identified by a focus group of educators as being critical resources to support classroom instruction. As a result, many of the maps and resources contained in the digital at last directly support Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOL’s)!
The Atlas includes the following maps:
Aquifers in and Around Virginia (11 MB)
Boundaries of Landsat Scenes (150 KB)
Coal Fields Around Virginia (500 kb)
Day and Night Land Surface Temperature (8 day average) from the MODIS Sensor (1.7 MB) – To allow students investigate the effects of urban areas on the surface temperature (urban heat island effect).
Difference Between Annual Solar Resources for Flat Plate Collectors and Concentrated Systems (500 KB) – Allows students to investigate the differences in annual solar resources throughout the US and which type of solar collection system is more appropriate
EcoRegions of Virginia (5MB)
Forest Cover of Virginia in 2000 (300 KB)
Lights at Night in Virginia (1 MB)
Per Capital Income by Census Tract (900 KB)
Satellite Imagery of the Williamsburg and Jamestown Area (321, 432, 542, 742 band combinations):
Strip Mining in Wise County (26 MB)
Virginia in the World (9 MB)