When a basemap or an atlas isn’t enough, the Health Department uses GIS web “apps” that address important public health issues using GIS technology. For example, with apps it becomes possible to:
GIS: Geographic Information System
Web basemaps provide access to many public health mapping data sources. Different map data layers can be turned on and off. Users can zoom in on specific areas of interest. This is most useful when looking for details about specific locations. Each of the basemaps listed below open with welcome messages that provide “How To” instructions.
Many Vermont public health map atlases and dashboard-styled reports are available on a per-topic basis. These atlases and reports also allow viewers to download data in commonly used formats.
Many state, regional, and national GIS resources are available that can assist with public health work: