De Atlas Leefomgeving  werkt nauw samen met diverse bronhouders en partners. We zijn altijd op zoek naar het contact met onze gebruikers en organiseren een jaarlijkse werkconferentie om onze bronhouders te ontmoeten, nieuwe contacten te maken en nieuwe ideeën op te doen. Bekijk hieronder wat we nog maar doen aan samenwerking en doe ook mee!


The Atlas of the Living Environment currently focuses on 12 main themes. The aim of the Atlas team is to present all information relating to the themes in the most up-to-date form possible. For that reason the Atlas works with theme groups. Theme groups consist of experts from the field who are knowledgeable about a certain theme. Often, these experts are also (future) source owners of map material in the Atlas. By maintaining close contact with the theme group we are able to ensure that our maps and background information are up-to-date and accurate. In 2018 we are going to be focusing fully on the themes and will be organising a variety of meetings. We will also examine our related themes such as the Netherlands Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, Inspire and zoning and we will also assess how we can link up more effectively with the new Information Houses of the Digital Systems Environment and Planning Act (DSO).

Do you think that you can contribute to a theme group or do you have map material which is suitable for our themes? Please click the theme image for more information.


De werkconferentie 2019 was weer een groot succes! Klik op de afbeelding voor een sfeerimpressie en presentaties van de workshops.

Partner Atlassen/Websites

Bekijk hier onze partner websites.

Atlas Natuurlijk Kapitaal

ANK bevat (kaart)informatie over natuurlijk kapitaal en ecosysteemdiensten, begrippen die hiermee samenhangen en inspirerende voorbeelden.

Nationale Energie Atlas

De Nationale Energie Atlas is het platform voor informatie over energie in Nederland

Gezonde Leefomgeving

Op deze site ontdekt u hoe u kunt (samen)werken aan een gezonde leefomgeving. Deze site is er voor iedereen die aan de slag wil met het gezonder maken van de leefomgeving. De Omgevingswet biedt hiervoor kansen.

Umweltportal Nordrhein-Westfalen

Ook over de grens werken we samen. Het Umweltportal NRW is een milieu portaal dat specifiek gericht is op de regio de Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Aan de slag met de Omgevingswet

De Omgevingswet bundelt en moderniseert in 1 wet alle wetten voor de leefomgeving. Vanaf 2021 treedt de wet in werking.

Internationale Atlassen

In the Netherlands we have the Atlas of the Living Environment. However, the living environment of course goes beyond a country's borders. Luckily numerous other countries are aware of the need to preserve a high-quality living environment. This page provides a number of examples of websites which, just like ours, feature an interactive atlas which provides information about the living environment. Here we present five examples from Germany, Slovenia, England, France and Flanders. Do you have any good tips about atlases which you have seen online? Please let us know using the contact form.

Umweltportal Nordrhein-Westfalen

Our neighbours to the east have an environment portal that focuses specifically on the region of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Umweltportal NRW. Location-specific information can be requested within this portal on various themes, including nature, air and noise. The data is provided by the environmental authorities of North Rhine-Westphalia and intended to inform any citizens who may be interested. The website is available in German.


Atlas Okolja

Slovenia also has its own Atlas of the Living Environment. This atlas was created by the Slovenian environment agency. The atlas provides information based on a number of themes, such as the environment, climate, soil and water. The maps are available in English. The background information is in Slovenian. 

The Environment and Health Atlas

England and Wales have jointly developed The Environment and Health Atlas which depicts a number of illnesses, such as lung cancer and COPD, and a number of environmental indicators such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and weedkillers (herbicides). The atlas serves three aims:

  • To provide a spatial insight into data on illnesses and environmental indicators as a basis for policymakers and citizens; 
  • To develop theories about how risks of illnesses may be related to the environment, way of life and/or location; 
  • Following on from this to initiate research to confirm or disprove the findings.

The maps are interactive and provide a clear explanation and references to additional information.


This French national knowledge portal of the earth is the work of the Institut national de l'information géographique et forestière (IGN), or the National Institute for geographical and forestry information. The portal offers maps on a number of themes such as agriculture, culture, health and recreation. Visitors can also choose from a variety of INSPIRE maps. The information is only available in French.


Geopunt Vlaanderen

Geopunt Vlaanderen is the central gateway to geographical government information. It too has an extensive library of maps on, among other things, building and living, history and mobility. Maps are also available about nature and the environment, covering themes such as water and noise. The data layers of the maps can be viewed directly and some can also be downloaded. The website is only available in Dutch. 

Media & Campaigns

Anniversary conference 18 May 2017

An impression of the atmosphere at our anniversary conference on 18 May 2017.

 Waterinfodag 30 maart 2017

The Atlas of the Living Environment was present at the Water Info Day on 30 March 2017. View the film to see how the Atlas contributed to this day.

Atlas Working Conference

At the working conference of the Atlas of the Living Environment on 31 March 2016 youth reporters made a video report of the day. Alice Korsch, panel member of Young Professionals Brabant, attended this working conference on behalf of BrabantAdvies. She asked the participants in the working conference two questions which she believed were crucial, namely what does the Atlas of the Living Environment actually mean and what can we as young people do with it?

Atlas inspiration day

During the inspiration day for the Atlas of the Living Environment, GeoMedia&Design students (from the HAS University of Applied Sciences) presented their vision of the future for the Atlas. They highlighted fresh ideas about holograms and apps. Please watch the film to see their pitches! The inspiration day took place on 11 November 2015.

Hacking for Sustainability 

The Atlas of the Living Environment tries to link up as much as possible with the needs of users. One example of this from 2016 is the Hacking for Sustainability competition.

#hackingforsustainability is an app competition with data from the Atlas of Natural Capital and the Atlas of the Living Environment. An entire community were set up for this app. The project is being carried out by Open State Foundation based on commission by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. The provincial government of Zuid-Holland is a partner in the project and is providing project data.