Geographic Information System
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Geographic Information System (GIS) is more than maps of countries, rivers and roads. GIS allows us to work with virtually any kind of specialized information and put it in a map format that’s easy to read, understand and analyze.
GIS technology has many possibilities because there’s a geographic component to just about everything we do. Mapping Medicaid providers, geocoding cancer patients, proving health facility maps and responding to emergencies all involve geography.
At DHHS we’re using GIS technology in a variety of ways. We’ve already charted information on West Nile Virus, Drought across Nebraska, cancer patients across the state, to name a few. And our continuing work in emergency planning has earned us national recognition in the public health/GIS arena.
During an emergency, GIS software, named “SMRT” for Stockpile Management Receiving and Tracking, gives us the ability to map and manage inventory and distribution for vital supplies. It provides inventory information and allows us to quickly and accurately assess population needs for any place in Nebraska.
If you need a map, poster or graphic feel free to get ahold of the GIS Department.
GIS Data List
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, GIS
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South, 3rd Floor
Lincoln, NE 68509-5007
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