Geographic Data (GIS)
- Purpose: To understand spatial trends in data related to public health.
- Key Information: census demographic data, base maps and locations of various health facilities and events.
- Collection Period: varies based on individual data sets
Beach Water Quality and Safety
Source: Beaches Monitoring Program ArcGIS v.10
Notes: The Department of Health ArcGIS application allows for the display of spatial analysis and mapping. The analyst can display water quality, beach facilities, beach status, access points, and other data in real time for public safety. This is a sample map of Easton's Beach in Newport, RI.