UW’s metrics gang wins data visualization award | 

The UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has won recognition for its interactive GIS (geographic information system) mapping tool that allows users to visually review country-by-country trends in disease, health financing, mortality and other health indicators.

The award came from Esri, formerly Environmental Systems Research Institute, a California software development company that specializes in GIS technologies. Here is a link to one such IHME mapping tool (below is just a screen grab):


“Being recognized by Esri, the global pioneer in digital mapping, is a great honor,” said Peter Speyer, IHME’s Director for Data Development, who accepted the award in San Diego. “Our GIS tool has proven to be extremely popular with researchers and with the public because it brings health data to life. We’re glad Esri saw the value of the tool, too.”