News and Analysis
Recent news reveals how GIS tackles “big issues” including environment, health, climate and infrastructure. Are we using the correct tools? The right data? Or is it the human touch that plays the biggest role in our success or failure on these matters?
Blood Pressure Check at the Barber
Dr. Ronald Victor is taking blood pressure checks to the men of Los Angeles, by way of the barbershop.
This week, he received an $8.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a study testing whether...Read more
Another Maps of Medical Costs Across the U.S.
According to a new cost-comparison map from Castlight Health shows the variation in medical prices across the U.S. It uses the price of four different services: a lipid panel, a CT scan (of head/brain), an MRI (of...Read more
UK Doctors Not Evenly Distributed
Research carried out by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) showed a stark divide in access to doctors, with people living in the most deprived communities facing the longest waiting times.
There is good news,...Read more
Crowdsourcing Animal Disease Map
The interactive, online “Worms and Germs” map created by University of Guelph professor Scott Weese, Pathobiology, and former grad student Maureen Anderson, now at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, is designed to...Read more