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Data Mashups can Help Answer the World’s Biggest Questions

As the world wakes up to the power of data, we need to start working out how to join up all this information. We need to turn it into meaningful findings that will help us to make changes to the way we live. A new technique is emerging as part of this quest – the data mashup. This approach to linking data could help us shed light on phenomena such as the health impacts of climate change.

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GIS Health News Weekly: Deadly Disease Infographic, Duke Geomedicine Summit, Tracking Ebola by Cell Phone

Deadly Disease Interactive The Daily Mail's interactive piece looks at the world’s deadlist outbreaks, as well as history’s most dangerous diseases. Ebola Tracking Via Cell Phone The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking the approximate...Read more

Addresses Spark Debate

This week’s article on the "Madness of Addressing" caused more debate than we’ve seen in a long time.

GIS Health News Weekly: SDTs in USA, Cancer Cluster, Tracking Hand Washing

STDs in USA Hidden STD Epidemic: Maps Show Infection Rates in 50 States by Live Science culls data and maps and infographics on the topic. Jezebel summarizes: If you live in California, Texas, Michigan or New York, you probably know someone who has the clap....Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: Birthing Resources in Ontario, CDIFF, Mapping Bats

Birthing Resources in Ontario The regional children's hospital has birthed a new mapping tool [right] to provide parents and parents to be with detailed information on all birthing centres in Ontario. GIS in Monitoring and Evaluation of Disease Folks in...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: Alcohol-related Liver Disease in England, Vaccines in Hollywood, Epidemic MOOC

Liver Disease Health officials have mapped out the places in England which have the highest rates of people admitted to hospital as an emergency for alcohol-related liver disease. The North West and the North East were pinpointed to be the places with the...Read more

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