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GIS Consultation

Need Assistance with Mapping or Constructing Geographic Variables?

Geographic (or Geospatial) Information Systems – GIS – offer increasingly popular and powerful ways to analyze spatial relationships and to visualize data through maps to show patterns and trends. GIS is a powerful tool for linking together data from various sources and at different spatial scales in investigating the relationships between place and health. The Urban Health Collaborative offers consultations to help integrate GIS information and analysis into your research and projects.

Why you should use GIS: 

  • Collect and combine data for analysis; 
  • Visualize demographics, environmental data, natural and built environments; 
  • Explore potential causes of health variation within and among urban areas; 
  • And much more. 

GIS Office Hours

Steve Melly, GIS Analyst for Drexel's Urban Health Collaborative, offers weekly office hours on Thursdays from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Urban Health Collaborative, located at 3600 Market Street, Room 704. Office hours are also offered at the Dornsife School of Public Health, 3215 Market Street, by appointment.

Stop by with your questions about software, spatial data, and making maps. Take advantage of this opportunity to incorporate a geographic dimension in your work. Please contact Steve Melly with any questions via email at

See additional GIS resources at Drexel University

Also available: Drexel University Library Guide to Geographic Information Systems

GIS Workshops

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