Featured Maps

This section highlights groundbreaking and innovative maps that push the boundaries of public health and Geographic information systems. 


27 JUNE 2018: HIV TESTING SITES & CARE SERVICES LOCATOR, UNITED STATES

SOURCE: HIV.gov

Map & Data: HIV.gov (@HIVGov)

The 2018 theme is "Doing It My Way, Testing for HIV".

The HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator is a first-of-its-kind, location-based search tool that allows you to search for testing services, housing providers, health centers and other service providers near your current location.

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) was first observed on June 27, 1995. NHTD is a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment.

#DoingItMyWay (#HaciendoloAMiManera), is a CDC social media campaign that makes HIV testing personable and relatable by highlighting how and why people make testing part of their lives.


22 JUNE 2018: PREVENT EPIDEMICS country-level data on epidemic preparedness

SOURCE: preventepidemics.org

Map: Resolve to Save Lives (@ResolveTSL), an initiative of Vital Strategies (@VitalStrat)

Data: World Health Organization's Joint External Evaluation Tool

Website: https://preventepidemics.org/

Beyond The Map: Resources for understanding the data, Insights publication, and Press Kit

PreventEpidemics.org is the world’s first website to provide an overall score for a country’s ability to find, stop and prevent diseases

Our ReadyScore is calculated using data from the Joint External Evaluation, a rigorous, objective and internationally-accepted epidemic preparedness tool developed by the World Health Organization and other partners. With more than 80% of assessed countries not ready for an epidemic, PreventEpidemics.org is the only place you can easily learn how prepared your country, or your neighboring country, is for the next health threat.

PreventEpidemics.org provides concerned citizens and civil society groups with detailed country-level data, highlights of a country’s preparedness strengths and gaps, and practical advocacy tools to motivate country leaders to prioritize preparedness.

We live in an interconnected world. It takes just 36 hours for an infectious disease to spread around across the globe. Will you be prepared when the next threat arrives?


18 MAY 2018: Bicycle friendly america state rankings

SOURCE: The League of American Bicyclists

Map & Data: The League of American Bicyclists (@BikeLeague)

Website: https://www.bikeleague.org/

Beyond The Map: Bicycle Friendly America's Tools & Resources

The League’s Bicycle Friendly America program provides a roadmap, hands-on assistance and recognition for states, communities, universities and businesses. The BFA℠program is a tool for states, communities, business and universities to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for all people.

MUCH MORE THAN AN AWARDS PROGRAM, THE BFA PROGRAM IS MAKING BIKING BETTER FOR CYCLISTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

  • Sets standards for what constitutes a real bicycling culture and environment
  • Affects decisions on how communities, businesses, universities and states grow
  • Inspires action, involvement and coordination among people that want to improve conditions for bicyclists
  • Guides progress by acting as a roadmap for what communities, businesses, universities and states should do next
  • Rewards persistence as people respond to feedback, make changes and come back again and again to get recognition.
  • Raises expectations as to what really is expected and involved in making a great place for bicycling

14 MARCH 2018: STRAVA global Heat MAp

Source: Strava.com

Map & Data: STRAVA (@Strava)

Athletes from around the world come here to discover new places to be active. Here’s what you should know about the heatmap and the data it reflects:

  • The heatmap shows 'heat' made by aggregated, public activities over the last two years.
  • The heatmap is updated monthly.
  • Activity that athletes mark as private is not visible.
  • Athletes may opt out by updating their privacy settings.
  • Areas with very little activity may not show any 'heat.'