Public Health and GIS

Using GIS to monitor rainfall in Niger using Rainwatch. Source: ICT for Development.

Four Ways GIS is Being Used to Help Populations Vulnerable to Long Term Climate Change

The power of GIS is in its ability to be both simple and complex – showing difficult ideas and layers of data with a single software package makes it easily transferable to vulnerable populations and their governing forces. That power is changing the way vulnerable populations relate with their natural world and resources to keep ahead of imminent climate changes.