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Maps are a Critical Tool in the Battle Against the Zika Virus

Posted by Jason Harris on Jul 14, 2016 9:58:23 PM

Maps have long been powerful tools in disaster situations, with the ability to aggregate and visualize a plethora of diverse data into universally accessible and interactive representations. Software like ArcGIS makes churning out helpful maps in times of crisis incredibly manageable, especially with all the open source resources out there full of existing and real-time data. When a devastating circumstance strikes like what we are facing with the recent Zika virus outbreak, governments and the public alike are turning to maps to manage everything from outbreaks to Zika virus prevention plans. These various maps will give you the practical information you need about the Zika virus so you can live your life without fear of contracting it.

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Topics: arcGIS, CDC, Disaster, disaster response, disease maps, zika virus

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