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GIS + Healthcare is All About Sharing


Almost all of the healthcare implementations of Geographic Information System (GIS) being discussed at the 2022 Esri User Conference would not be possible if GIS data was not shared so readily by government organizations. When combined, these disparate datasets lead to important health insights that would have been difficult or impossible to obtain using non-GIS methods. The net impact: healthier and safer communities that make better use of precious local resources.

GIS Data Freely Available

Attending the Esri User Conference has opened my eyes to wealth of GIS data that is made freely available by government organizations at the city, county, state, and federal levels. I saw numerous examples where GIS experts combined information from organizations like: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA )

US Department of Agriculture ( USDA )

Counties for water quality

Cities for zoning permits Each organization not only makes an interactive map available for the public to explore the information, they also offer an easily downloadable dataset that can be imported into your own GIS application. This allows end-users to easily combine that dataset with their own. Some government organizations even offer an API so that their GIS information can be used in […]

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