Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Mission

To create, manipulate, manage and analyze spatially related data to support public health needs.

What We Do

Perform Spatial Analysis

We assist with the integration and analysis of spatial information related to HEALTH programs. Public health and other map layers are combined to produce maps and analyses. For example, GIS has been used during public health emergency preparedness and for analysis of the spread of health risks and conditions.

Support GIS Efforts

As a Executive Board Member of the Rhode Island Geographic Information System Consortium (RIGIS), we support the use of shared data layers, provide on-going help and leadership for activities related to the use of GIS technology statewide, and supportes initiatives to implement or use this geo-spatial technology. We also support the Federal Geographic Data Committee Standards for Metadata.

Software Used

Environmental Systems Research Institute's (ESRI) ArcGIS, Enterprise Suite of technology is used to support spatial analysis. Spatial layers are stored on an Enterprise-wide Storage Area Network (SAN) repository leveraging a Microsoft SQL Server Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) . The data catalog is available within the state network.