Geographic Information Systems Special Interest Group (GIS SIG)

Are you interested in exploring how you might be able to use geographic information systems for your own research? Have you had any experiences using GIS that might be valuable to share? The goal of this peer-to-peer mentoring group is to facilitate discussion about and exchange ideas and expertise on GIS and related technologies as they apply to health research.

Contact Ian Parfitt for more information.

Ian Parfitt
Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre
Selkirk College
301 Frank Bender Way
Castlegar, BC V1N 3J1
Phone: 250-365-7292 ext. 321

Upcoming WebEx

Contact Ian Parfitt for details.

Past Webinar Download

Smoothing rates and disease mapping
Powerpoint (.pdf)
Dr. Ying MacNab, UBC Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, Associate Professor.
Held: May 31, 2007

GIS Group Past Teleconference Notes

As of February 2008, the Group is archiving meeting notes on its wiki. Go to:

2008 Teleconferences:

2007 Teleconferences:

2006 Teleconferences:

GIS SIG Resources & Links

If you are interested in adding to these resources, please contact the webmaster.


ESRI Health GIS Conference 2007
Teaching GIS in Public Health
Dr. David Dzielak and Dr. Fazlay Faruque, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Land Conservation and the Impact on Public Health
Breece Robertson, Trust For Public Land


Check out the BCEOHRN GIS Group wiki, which is a tool allowing group members to share articles and links. To explore the wiki, click here, or visit

GIS SIG Message Board

Use this board to share ideas. To visit the message board, click here.

Last updated October 20, 2008