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NU7472: Geographic Information Systems for Public Health




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.

BC Demographic Data

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.

Maps and Data 2004.
ESRI (BC Community Only)
Data Description

Maps and Data 2000. 
ESRI (BC Community Only)
Data Description*

Maps and Data 1998
ESRI (BC Community Only)
Data Description Link temporarily unavailable.

* Includes Individual state maps.

Class Data Sources Links

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.  

See description:

Supplemental Class Data

Subject Guide

Barbara Mento
O'Neill 313


GIS Support

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need help locating or using GIS data:

Barbara Mento
Constantin Andronache



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