Pursuant to the County Environmental Health Act (CEHA), the Environmental Health Unit maintains a comprehensive Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program. GIS is utilized by the Unit to map, organize and maintain information such as groundwater contamination, rabies exposures, West Nile virus positive specimens, surface water quality, sites of potential groundwater impact, and retail food establishments. It has proven to be an invaluable tool for quickly retrieving data and identifying potential environmental health trends and concerns. Additionally, GIS serves as an educational tool allowing the public to visualize how various health issues can affect the areas in which they live.
To see examples of other ways in which Atlantic County is using GIS, please refer to the County Office of GIS link below. There you will find static maps as well as maps that can be interacted with through your web browser. The NJDEP link below also has an extensive section on GIS with interactive mapping applications and downloadable data.