Skip to Main Content
Skip to main content

GIS library services: GIS and Health Sciences

GIS Resources for Health Sciences




  • ArcGIS Online - Interactive online mapping - search for or create maps related to health.
  • Food Environment Atlas (USDA) -  Spatial overview of a community's ability to access healthy food, and its success in doing so. Can download Excel data.
  • HealthMap - Global disease Alert Map, based on news, reports, WHO and World Org. for Animal Health
  • National (US) -  Users can create maps based on various layers including Health and Environment
  • TOXMAP - Environmental Health e-maps From the US National Library of Medicine. Explores on site toxic releases and hazardous waste sites from the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory and the Superfund National Priorities List.
  • World Health Organization - Public Health Mapping and GIS , includes the HealthMapper and Global Health Atlas

GIS and Health Sciences at the U Sask

SPHERU (Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit) GIS as a tool for population health research, past, present and future: the SPHERU experience.



GIS and Health Sciences

Geographic Information Systems can display complex information in an easy, understandable way. Mapping health information can show spread of disease, disparities in health care across areas and much more.

You do not have to be an expert in GIS to make maps to enhance projects and presentations. This guide will give you quick links to health related GIS data, and interactive maps.


Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Sarah Rutley
Murray Library
Room 122.7
(306) 966-5988
Subjects: Data, GIS