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By Betsy Gardner • April 7, 2021

In this third episode of the Data-Smart City Pod, Professor Steve Goldsmith interviews Maryland’s Geographic Information Officer ​Julia Fischer, and Maureen Regan, a deputy director at Maryland's Department of Health. In this podcast, they discuss how a centralized GIS system prepared the state to handle the dynamic and rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic in order to best protect Marylanders, and how important it is to have a reliable and authoritative source to combat virus misinformation.

Listen below, or wherever you get your podcasts, to hear Professor Goldsmith, GIO Fischer, and Deputy Director Regan discuss the value of data transparency, how to visualize and disseminate rapidly-changing public health information, and the importance of trusted partnerships. Transcript available here