Disease surveillance has long been important to preserving the health of people around the world, deterring outbreaks by monitoring the spread of disease and reacting as efficiently as possible. But what if the reaction could occur before the disease spreads at all? Geographic Information Systems (GIS) might be the key.
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Today, governments are doing more than simply checking the “Do Open Data Box” by maximizing the value of open data by making sure it is deployed in a way that makes it “actionable.”
Ask any GIS practitioner what they do for a living and most will say, “I make maps;” however, the reality is that what they do for a living is help people make better decisions through the power of location.
In an online training, panelists explained how GIS can amplify an agency’s strategy for handling and preventing health emergencies with limited resources.
Natural tendencies aside, integrating data in pursuit of removing silos can actually cause more problems than solve. Here are three key issues that are introduced when integrating a lot of data into one data warehouse.
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Public health preparedness staff need a collection of foundational data, supported by GIS, on an enterprise platform, that is ready to go when a disaster strikes.
Public health preparedness professionals are facing tight budgets at a time when disasters and emergencies are increasing. A recent online training discussed how organizations are using GIS to modernize their efforts.
A connected government participates in the creation and maintenance of data and real-time information. They move away from creating siloed smart projects and set up a true real-time infrastructure that can ingest, collect and analyze real-time data.