Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Click to launch the GIS Vermont Health Districts map.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology involves using locational data to perform geographic analyses and/or to create visual outputs such as maps.

Launch this mobile-device friendly Web map to view Health Department district office areas, health districts, hospitals, and hospital service areas.

 




Exploring Vermont Public Health GIS

Public Health GIS

The Vermont Department of Health uses GIS technology to support a broad range of public health activities.

Health Surveillance
Environmental Health
Public Health Preparedness
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Maternal Child Health
Local Health / Rural Health

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Maps on Mobile Devices

The Health Department is responding to increasing demand for access to public health information that can be viewed using mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, by producing maps and reports that are tailored to mobile devices.

Two examples are our Blue-Green Algae Monitoring Reports and our Tick Tracker crowd-sourcing app, which display differently for desktop computers and mobile devices.”

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GIS Data Downloads

Commonly used Vermont public health GIS data layers, formatted as shapefiles, can be downloaded as compressed .zip files using the links below.

Shapefiles can be loaded into a variety of GIS software and GIS Viewer applications.  Additional Vermont GIS data is available from the state’s VGIS Data Warehouse.   

*For a list of GIS software options, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_GIS_software

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GIS in Vermont State Government

GIS Technology is loosely coordinated across Vermont state government through the Enterprise GIS Consortium (EGC), which includes members from many different state agencies and departments

The Vermont Center for Geographic Information serves as the state’s GIS public non-profit organization.

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Contact Us

Email comments and questions to: VDH-GIS@state.vt.us

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