New Mexico Maps
New Mexico Maps and Images
About New Mexico and these maps:
New Mexico is a state located in the southwest area of the United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of New Mexico was 2,085,287 in 2013. The land area of the state is 121,298.15 square miles. New Mexico is comprised of 33 counties. These counties make up the five Department of Health Regions. The counties, regions, small area analysis boundaries and location of hospitals are reflected in these
The New Mexico Legislature is consists of a 70-member House of Representatives and a 42-member Senate. Legislators are elected from districts of approximately equal population. Several counties with small populations may be combined to form a single district. These districts are reflected in the
New Mexico has a rich make-up of citizens from tribal communities and of indigenous heritage. The communities span much of the central and northern areas of the state and along the Rio Grande. Communities include 20 pueblos, the eastern part of the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation and the Mescalero Apache Tribe. These areas are reflected in the
Environmental Exposure Maps
Map Environmental and Health Data: NM EPHT Interactive Data Query. You can query, map, and graph state data on health effects potentially associated with environmental exposures and hazards. This feature is useful to community organizations, public health advocates, educators and researchers the ability to create maps, charts, and graphs using New Mexico data.
Sensors on satellites provide daily, comprehensive images of the Earth's surface. Land Surface images, such as satellite images from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) MODIS sensor, show ground conditions for New Mexico. You might see clouds in the image; these often can be distinguished from snow by their shadows (since snow is on the ground it does not have a shadow). Smoke from wildfires often looks dark compared to clouds, and it often comes from a source, or specific area, on the ground. Learn more about the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) at http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/.
During wildfire season the satellite images show smoke plumes, as illustrated in the MODIS image for New Mexico, below. Seeing current smoke conditions and the direction that a smoke plume is moving lets people know areas where the air quality is unhealthy. In this image of the Trigo Fire, from April 2008:
- State boundaries are shown as black lines, as are major hydrologic features, such as rivers.
- The smoke plume (white/gray/blue) moves eastward from its source, east of the Rio Grande and a little southeast of Albuquerque (near the center of the image).
- The Rio Grande flows north to south, approximately through the center of the state.
- The Near Infrared (NIR) channel on the MODIS sensor is displayed in Red in this image; thus, the vegetation is red in color. High-moisture vegetation is especially noticeable along rivers and in agricultural areas; New Mexico's mountain forests are typically composed of coniferous trees, with less moisture in their leaves, and so show as a dark red.