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Public Health Practice in the Community (APSY405001)


GIS at Boston College

This guide highlights data which can be used for analysis of pubic health issues . Data was chosen to support use in GIS (Geographic Information Systems)


GIS is used in many departments and schools on campus including Nursing, Social Work, Economics, History, Theology, Sociology and of course Earth and Environmental Sciences. GIS appications apply across all disciplines.

At BC, faculty and students use GIS in a wide spectrum of projects to analyze geospatial data related to:

  • Census demographics and population change
  • Health care practices
  • Geo economics
  • Environmental studies
  • Mapping of natural hazards
  • Historical and archeological studies.