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Health Geographic Information Systems

To develop the Health Geographic Information Systems (GIS) field, its capacity and contribution to the health of South Africans and the global population, the SAMRC:

  • Encourages research collaborations;
  • Develops and shares relevant health data using geospatial tools, techniques and methods;
  • Embraces technological advancements in the geosciences and the development of tools and approaches for managing, mapping and sharing data; 
  • Advises on GIS for health research projects;
  • Provides, and consults on, special databases;
  • Offers Global Positioning Systems (GPS) support;
  • Hosts GIS introduction courses; and
  • Assists with once-off map and analysis requests for SAMRC divisions and partners.