GIS Day is November 13. Get a preview of some activist mapping in our month-long lobby exhibit. Features on this page are a collection of interactive maps currently included on our poster display.
GIS Day 2019 Exhibit: Activist Mapping
Public Health: Naloxone Administrations
Opioid poisoning deaths increased in Indiana by 500% from 1999 to 2015. The opioid public health crisis is treated on a daily basis by EMTs across the state. These two maps (2014 at left; 2018 at right) illustrate hot spots of where EMTs administered Naloxone (Narcan®) injections to overdose victims.
Indy Redlining: Environmental Justice
Redlining is the systematic denial of various services to residents as a result of racial, economic, or other social characteristics. During the New Deal of the 1930s, the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation used data generated by local real estate professional to categorize areas by investment potential. Often investment potential was associated with racial characterization.
Jamaica Rebellion: Underrepresented Voices in History
In the mid-1700s, Jamaica hosted a massive year-long uprising by slaves against their enslavers. This map illustrates the movement of the slaves and points of conflict during a period in April, 1760.
Migrant Deaths: Activist Mapping
Cross-border migration is a hot button issue in the contemporary United States. The map at left was developed by the group Humane Border to warn migrants of the dangers inherent in crossing the Sonoran Desert on foot. The map illustrates estimated walking times, locations of water, and deaths of previous migrants.