GIS Mapping

Geographic information system (GIS) is a database management and mapping technology that organizes and stores large amounts of information. GIS adds the dimension of geographic analysis to information technology by providing a relational interface between the data and map allowing information to be presented to key decision makers quickly and effectively.

The Health Planning Council utilizes GIS mapping to help determine the geographic distribution of diseases, walkability analysis, transportation planning, mapping populations at risk, analyzing resource availability and allocation, planning and targeting interventions and monitoring diseases and interventions over time