What is a PDF?
Why this Format?

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It's easy to download the Atlas PDFs from this website.

To open the files you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or higher —6 is best. If you don't already have it, get it FREE from
You can download and install this free software in about five minutes.

Click here for the Atlas preview.
Advantages of PDFs

This on-demand, eco-efficient format can be accessed quickly, anywhere in the world. PDFs can be produced in unlimited quantities*, appearing exactly as designed. This versatile "open format" publication can be:
enjoyed on your computer while offline
printed out, bound and read as Atlas books
shared in displays in classrooms, conferences and community meetings (on-screen, projection or on paper)
shared by email with friends and colleagues
See FAQs below for more about these options.
The Atlas includes 88 pages illustrated with over 350 photos, graphics and map views. Each PDF includes hotlinks, allowing you to click directly to websites mentioned in the Stories.

These files look just like pages of a book, but are far more flexible.

Click Colophon for more about the choices we made and design tools used in creating the Green Map Atlas.

*See our Re-Publishing Guidelines if you plan to produce more than six copies.
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