Saving Lives

X Maps Spot Tools for GIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) help target the most at-risk animals in communities so shelters can:

  • See their communities through real data rather than assumptions or generalizations
  • More clearly understand where the most at-risk animals are coming from
  • Determine where it makes the most sense to plan targeted interventions

Using data that's at least 80% clean and accurate, shelters can then use GIS to help save more lives.

GIS Overview Tools

Prepare to Map Your Data
A guide to help you get your data ready for GIS

GIS Checklist
This checklist is a guide to all the steps required for effective use of GIS

GIS Readiness Quiz
Think you may be ready to use GIS? Check out this readiness quiz

Free webinar by X Maps Spot team
Listen and re-listen to this audio guide on your own schedule

GIS Implementation Tools

Clean Address Poster, at-a-glance guidance for your staff

Cleaning Your Data Guide with step-by-step instructions to clean data

Step-By-Step Videos that each tackle a specific part of the data cleaning process

Lessons on Mapping Intake, a Google Map tool that highlights key mapping considerations

Core Statistics and Map Index, a document to share with your analyst

Glossary of GIS Terms for X Maps Spot, a list of commonly used terms and their definitions

The ASPCA X Maps Spot project was funded by PetSmart Charities©

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