Both climate impacts and transportation systems are distributed spatially. To map climate impacts to transportation infrastructure, we need to match the locations of the infrastructure to the impacts, and, this in turn requires maps or geocoded data sets. Here are a few examples of the maps and datasets available that are useful in analyzing the vulnerability of the transportation system to changes in climate.  For more examples of maps related to climate resilience and change, check out the Resilience Community Map Gallery.


Most of the maps and datasets were desired to provide accurate information as of a particular date, at a particular scale, and for a particular set of purposes. There are inevitably issues that arise in using and overlaying data from multiple sources, particularly at higher resolutions, and for different purposes then originally envisioned when the data was collected.


National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD)

Interactive platform for viewing nationwide geographic databases of transportation facilities, networks, and infrastructure.

Contributors: Dept. of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

National Pipeline Mapping System Public Viewer

Web portal for viewing pipelines, liquefied natural gas pipeline data, and more such as leaks, hazards, and gas transmission.

Contributors: Dept. of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Railroad Maps

Online map portal of the U.S. railroad network, stations, nodes, and more.

Contributors:  Dept. of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Geospatial Open Data Portal

Interactive web map portal for viewing transportation, infrastructure, civil works, and environmental geospatial data.

Contributors: USACE

Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD)

Web platform for downloading, viewing, and accessing infrastructure data including transportation, energy, and communications.

Contributors: Dept. of Homeland Security

Updated on April 12, 2021