Building healthy communities with ArcGIS Web AppBuilder
March 17, 2016
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Currently there are over 10,000 refugee families living within the boundaries of Salt Lake County, half of which are youth. Alexx Goeller, Youth Services Coordinator for the Refugee Services Office, Utah Department of Workforce Services believes that “it is crucial that these youth are able to
integrate into our society and this resource
map can help them find the programs to do so”.
SLCo Information Services helped Ze Min Xiao, the Refugee Liaison for
Office of Community Innovation, and Goeller to create an online application showcasing over 100 different programs available to refugees in the Salt Lake Valley. According to Goeller, the community “wanted an online map so that any resource
pertaining to refugee youth, or just youth in general, could be found in one
easily accessible location. An online tool seemed like the best way to achieve
this”. To meet the customer’s needs, Information Services decided to utilize Web AppBuilder, one of
ESRI’s GIS mapping tools. With a new technology we were able to develop an interactive map application that is accessible not only on desktop but also on mobile devices.
When asked about community’s future plans, Goeller "hopes that this map can be a resource for other program
providers, the mainstream community as well as the refugee community. The idea
is that resources can continue being compiled in one place and that needs such
as sports program, leadership, homework help, etc. can all be found in one place."
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