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NU7472: Geographic Information Systems for Public Health



Software and data sources for researchers using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 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.

We invite you to consider entering our GIS contest in the spring. See previous entries below.

Class Data Sources Links

Classes will use American FactFinder data from the Census department.

Additional health data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will also  be made available in class.  

Subject Guide

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GIS Support

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

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Constantin Andronache