Montana State Library Releases COVID-19 GIS Data Hub
The Montana State Library is pleased to announce the release of the Montana State Library COVID-19 GIS Data Hub. The ArcGIS Hub will serve as an open data platform that will allow users to view, query, and download Montana COVID-19 case and vaccination data.
In partnership with data providers from the Montana Joint Information Center and the Department of Health and Human Services, the Montana State Library COVID-19 GIS Data Hub will help increase transparency and keep the public informed about rapidly changing information from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The data provided in the COVID-19 GIS Data Hub is derived from local health officials at the county level who report cases to the Montana Department of Health and Human Services. DPHHS tabulates case data and then gives the data to the Montana State Library to publish every weekday through this open data ArcGIS Hub. Montana public health agencies and the Governor's Coronavirus task Force are actively working to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in Montana. The Montana State Library is aiding this effort by geo-enabling public health information and emergency response data to help decision-makers understand the spread of the disease.