The atlas includes more than 100 interactive maps that provide data for Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The maps are organized in eight chapters covering regional topics:
- Agriculture & Food
- Culture & History
- Energy Resources
- Natural Hazards
- Outdoor Recreation
- Population & Housing
The individual atlas maps provide quick facts about each topic, information about the data sources, a simple easy to understand legend, good navigation tools, and pop-up information for individual data points.
The Atlas of the Pacific Northwest was first published in 1953. It went through nine editions and was a best seller for the OSU Press, but the last printed edition is now out of print. This new 2018 edition is the first to be in a fully interactive digital format. Its publication today coincides with an OSU150 celebration event at the OSU Geography Department.