Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
"A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations—helping users make smarter decisions." ESRI®
The LLCHD GIS program deals with health, environment, and socioeconomic data at many geographic scales including individual entities. With the advancements in hardware and software, the collection, storage, and manipulation of GIS data has increased dramatically. As the City of Lincoln boundaries have grown and our ever changing world, the need for GIS has become vital for health risk assessment and program evaluation.
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