Geographic Information Systems (GIS)   

A geographic information system (GIS) is a collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data, and personnel, designed to work with data that has location.  GIS allows users to store, update, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information.

Downloadable GIS datasets associated with the Arkansas Department of Health are available on Geostor, Arkansas’s Geodata Clearinghouse.  Go to and search for ‘health.’ 

The following data sets are available:

  • Community Health Centers
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Heliports
  • Hospitals
  • Hospital-Related Services
  • Local Health Units
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Public Health Regions
  • Public Water Systems
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Veterans Affairs Services