The Arctic region is very much in the spotlight, not only around global warming but also its potential resources, as well as the border disputes in engenders. Maps helped highlight the geopolitical issues then and now. The Canadian, Danish, Russian and US geological surveys have dedicated sites. Note also the UNEP, the upcoming 3P Arctic conference and ESRI Best Practices dedicated to the region.
Border disputes are a GIS application if there ever was one, because they rely on:
- intricate coastal mapping
- bathymetry and topography
- national and international law