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GIS Government Weekly News: Florida Oil Spill Map, Boston Solar, Tracking Homeless via GPS

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Florida's Oil Spill Response With a goal of more transparency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, launched an interactive map complete with photos and descriptions of projects that have been completed, and those in...

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

Friday, September 19th 2014

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...

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

Friday, September 12th 2014

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 first use of GIS to identify...

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

Friday, September 5th 2014

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 Regional Information Systems...

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

Friday, August 29th 2014

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 shows that more people closer the...

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

Friday, August 22nd 2014

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 and who is most at...

GIS Health News Weekly: Animated Ebola Map, Addresses for Ebola, Esri and Ebola

Friday, August 15th 2014

Animated Ebola Map Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard's HealthMap now includes an animated Ebola cases/death map. The map taps official sources, but also social media. "The news reports and social media posts aren’t always reliable, but in general they provide an up-to-date sense of...

GIS Health News Weekly: Student Paper Competition, LBS for Docs, Plague

Friday, August 8th 2014

AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group Student Paper Competition The Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG) invites current undergraduate and graduate students to submit their work to the specialty group’s annual Peter Gould Student Paper Competition. The...

GIS Education News Weekly: Health Paper Competition, More LI Edu Needed, Geography Out and Diversity In

Thursday, August 7th 2014

AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group Student Paper Competition The Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG) invites current undergraduate and graduate students to submit their work to the specialty group’s annual Peter Gould Student Paper Competition. The...

GIS Health News Weekly: Walking, Hepatitis, New Health GIS Course

Friday, August 1st 2014

Changes in Built Environment Change Walking Patterns A university in Hong Kong looked at walking behavior before and after changes to the built environment and published results in the International Journal of Health Geographics. The use of walking diaries (which I guess are written down) vs....

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