Even as the opioid epidemic escalates, many government officials may not understand the true scope of the problem. But geo-enabled data and GIS mapping tools allow communities to visualize an accurate picture of how and where opioid abuse is impacting its citizens. GIS can provide a holistic picture of drug abuse, collect data in real… Read more »
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There is no doubt that this is a crisis; a true state of emergency. Lots is being done, but there is room to do more. We need to put a face to this crisis.
Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens die from opioid overdoses every year. That’s why governments are using GIS solutions to combat the opioid epidemic with better-visualized data.
Spurred by serious concerns about the rise of opioid use statewide — and a fascination with data — state employees combined disparate datasets to visualize and combat Indiana’s drug epidemic.