Community Outreach Activities
LLUHGIS continues to expose students, faculty, and staff to Health GIS applications and educational opportunities through the following:
Global Health Facilities Database Initiative
This is a voluntary initiative involving an “open data” process among many organizations and individuals desiring to build a more accurate open and free database containing sufficient metadata to accurately locate a healthcare facility (beginning with hospitals) across the globe. The original purpose of this initiative was to supply only the absolute necessary geographic and demographic information to support search and rescue operations on the ground. LLUHGIS has volunteered to coordinate volunteers and organizations wishing to be part of the initiative.
LLUHGIS Professional Services
By applying geotechnology principles to health practices, LLUGIS has brought an unprecedented level of scientific exploration to public health policy decision-making. Following are some of the GIS professional service applications LLUGIS has been or currently involved.