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GIS Health News Weekly: Why Visit the ER, Sick from Oil Drilling, World Hunger

Even with Insurance, ERs are Popular The ER is a popular place for Connecticut residents who have asthma. Why not go to a clinic if you have insurance (as more Americans do)? The answer is not geography or money directly, but quality of care, which relates to both. The main problem, Lewis...

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Apple, Sensors and Geodata Overload

What will we do with all of the Apple sensors: NFC, HealthKit, HomeKit, LED Sensors, barometers. Will they portend the beginning of yet another big data assault that will impact geospatial professionals? Will they catapult the “connected home” or “quantified self”...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: Florida’s New Food Map, Asthma and GPS, California’s West Nile Cases

Florida Roadmap to Healthy Living The Florida state Agriculture Department launched an online map (right) identifying "food deserts" and pockets of residents with nutrition-related health problems to help in response. Florida's Roadmap to Living Healthy is the...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: CDC Staffer to Join URISA Hall of Fame, AEDs, Open Data on Ebola

CDC Geographer/Statistician to Join URISA GIS Hall of Fame Potomac's Charles M. Croner, Ph.D. is a geographer and survey statistician extraordinaire — a U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leader who will be inducted into the Urban and...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: SF Earthquake Impacts Sleep, Registries of Medically Vulnerable Citizens

Fitness Trackers Identify Sleep Disruption During SF Earthquake RE Sieber ‏@re_sieber  VGI & the quantified self: Fitness tracker UP shows spatial distribution of sleep disruptions near the earthquake The blog post from Jawbone, maker if a fitness device...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: Australia and the Flu, GIving Blood, C-Sections in Washington State

Using 3D to Track Flu Speaking from her base in California, Ms [Lauren] Bennett [Spatial Analysis Product Engineer] said advancements in mapping technology could provide unprecedented insights into how influenza and other disease outbreaks spread in Australia...Read more

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