The goal of this blog is to provide information about low cost mapping tools that can be used by community organizations. Perhaps you’ve seen the potential uses of mapping in public health, but are overwhelmed by the technology and/or simply too busy to pursue it. We hope this blog will facilitate the use of GIS mapping for those that fall into this category. We also hope to support those already engaged in mapping and enhance their community mapping initiatives, even if they may be using other tools. The blog will be a mixture of mapping apps/software reviews, best practices, and the experiences of those who have successfully implemented a mapping workflow as part of their work. This is a collaborative effort amongst the National Library of Medicine, the Center for Public Service Communications and Bird’s Eye View. Everything provided on this site is in the public domain and free of charge.
This blog is moderated by Kurt Menke. Kurt is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) who has been working with public health applications of GIS for the last 15 years.