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Health GIS
Another year, another exciting time at Urban and Regional Information System Association’s (URISA) annual GIS-Pro conference. This time I traded the dry, desert landscape of Palm Springs (last year’s conference) for the overbearing humidity and heat of New Orleans. Not only was I looking forward to exploring a new city, but I attended this year’s...
HealthLandscape has joined the Esri Partner Network as a Silver Tier Partner.  As Silver Partners, HealthLandscape joins a global community of geographic information system (GIS) specialists offering expertise, solutions, and services in ArcGIS and related products. As a Silver Tier Partner, HealthLandscape receives exclusive communication and collaboration services, in addition to Esri software use and...
Family Health and Fitness Day, created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is celebrated annually on the second Saturday of June. Intended to show how important parks and recreation are to keeping their communities active and healthy, people are encouraged to visit their local parks to explore the recreational options available in their...
I had the opportunity to spend a few days last week in Washington, D.C. at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, where I presented a poster on research that explores access to treatment for opioid use disorder in high-need areas (maps below). My poster was part of the Geospatial Health Research Poster Session, which...
Between April 3rd and April 6th, I attended, for the first time, the annual American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting, in Washington, D.C. Coinciding with the peak bloom of the cherry blossoms and the return of warm weather to the capitol region, this meeting was a productive start to spring. I went with three objectives,...
A recent article in Health Affairs points to widening health disparities between Appalachia and the remainder of the United States. Singh et al. find that disparities in both life expectancy and infant mortality have increased over the last decade and can be attributed to several factors, including higher rates of chronic disease, unintentional injuries, and...
During the week of July 10th to the 14th, 2017, HealthLandscape attended the annual Esri User Conference in San Diego. Part of the conference was designated to showcasing attendee’s various cartographic products in a map gallery. HealthLandscape submitted two products to this year’s Map Gallery, a small format map depicting the mosquito season in the...
It’s my favorite time of year! HealthLandscape is headed to the Esri User Conference in San Diego for a week of paper sessions, learning labs, technical demonstrations, and connecting with industry peers. We’re excited to get a closer look at ArcGIS Pro, try out Insights for ArcGIS, pick up some new Python and Leaflet skills,...
One of our most frequent questions from users is, “Can I make a map that shows only my state or only my county?”  While there is not an official way to isolate an area like this, we did come up with one way you might do it.  Keep in mind that we do not recommend...
HealthLandscape Launches a New Mapping ToolUsing Census Tract-Level Data from the CDC 500 Cities Small area estimates of health and health outcomes are difficult and prohibitively expensive to acquire.  National data systems such as the National Health Interview Survey and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System do not collect samples large enough to produce detailed...
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