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Montana Tobacco Retailer Mapper to be Featured During National Public Health Week

April 7, 2015View for printing

5th Annual Twitter Chat Event Wednesday, April 8 Noon-1pm (MT), the largest #publichealth social media event of the year.

Missoula, Montana - April 8, 2015 - In conjunction with National Public Health Week and Esri, Geodata Services, Inc. http://www.geodataservicesinc.com announces the "Montana Tobacco Retailer Mapper" developed with the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services.

Join the National Public Health Week Fifth Annual Twitter Chat Event on Wednesday, April 8. Follow @NPHW or use #NPHW in your tweets. Register at http://vite.io/NPHW Retweet the Montana Tobacco Mapper twitter content during the event to spread the word to your own Twitter contacts.

Geodata Services, Inc. provided technical assistance, map and application development and Tetra Tech provided custom programming to create an interactive mapper. The web mapping app allows users to view and query a wide range of data related to Tobacco Retailers in Montana including where the tobacco retailers are located n every Montana community, their proximity to schools, their compliance history in selling tobacco products to minors, and how much of your community is a "tobacco swamp". Learn how big tobacco companies advertise in retail outlets to appeal to youth. The Montana Tobacco Mapper will be used by reAct youth groups throughout Montana in their efforts to combat big tobacco.

Access the Mapper from your computer or mobile device at http://dphhs.mt.gov/Portals/85/Docum ... /index.html or check out the map at http://storymaps.esri.com

For More Information Contact:

Ken Wall

Geodata Services, Inc.

http://www.geodataservicesinc.com

kwall@geodataservicesinc.com

(406) 203-4684
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