GIS Application Examples
1. Pandemic/Public Health
GIS can be used to assess the spread of a particular pandemic or epidemic. The recent COVID-19 is a perfect example that each case can be used in pinpointing the site where a pathogen originated and determining which regions are affected most by this disease. This is extremely important for visualizing the dispersal of illness and assessing public health.
2. Natural Disaster
Natural disasters are sudden unexpected events that cause environmental, financial, and human loss. GIS offers valuable spatial data to emergency management response units during and following natural disasters. GIS is a valuable tool in addressing natural disaster management processes.
3. Urban Planning
GIS is commonly used in urban planning to assists with land use planning and development zoning maps. The use of GIS in environmental planning is increasingly being sought to address problems of spatial modeling.