The GIS & Maps section provides thematic maps and a dynamic mapping system displaying spatial information on Ramsar sites.
The Ramsar sites are also viewable in Google Earth including a link back to the Ramsar Sites Database. Point and polygon data of the Ramsar sites are provided through Google Earth including links to the Ramsar Sites Database, the official Ramsar Site maps, relevant external resources and other datasets.
Thematic maps include a core set of maps such as maps of the world and each region showing the current distribution of the Contracting Parties and Ramsar sites or global distribution maps of Ramsar Sites with wetland types which have been identified as being under-represented (e.g. coral reefs). Additional maps will be developed and added during 2008. The maps are updated at least every three months to maintain its currency.
Polygon data of the Ramsar sites boundaries has been made available to download (see Download GIS datasets).