GIS is an important tool for analyzing Public Health issues. This guide highlights software and data available to Boston College students in areas of public health.
Boston College owns several years of demographic data from our software vendor ESRI. This data includes selected Census data with geographic boundaries from the block level up to the national level. Additional data for roads, water and parks are also included. A select amount of international data can also be found. All data ArcGIS compatible.
* Includes Individual state maps.
Classes will use American FactFinder data from the Census department.
Additonal health data from the Massachusetts Department of Publich Health will also be made available in class.