Tuesday, September 24th 2013
The San Francisco Department of Public Health, (SFDPH) released the San Francisco Heat Vulnerability Index. The map will better inform residents and city agencies about the overall health and climate issues affecting at risk neighborhoods in San Francisco. Data is from satellite imagery,...
Thursday, September 12th 2013
Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has won a five-year, $15.8 million contract to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention use geospatial science and technology for public health research.
The agency’s Geospatial Research Analysis and Services Program seeks to promote the use...
Friday, September 6th 2013
Nathan Yau at Flowing Data has taken data from Google and mapped the distance from selected points to the nearest grocery store. it makes for an interesting visualization of the challenge of access to fresh food.
- Flowing Data
The Obamacare Rate Mapa is an interactive guide to...
Thursday, August 29th 2013
VentureBeat does a nice job getting at DigitalGlobe's new effort at providing immediately valuable information to its customers. For perhaps too many years the company and its peers delivered raw imagery. While some organizations, notably the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), had the...
Wednesday, August 28th 2013
Research published in BMC Family Practice suggests that how policy makers decide where there is a doctor access issue is crude and may not yield the best results to solve the problem.
Methods: Using a geographical information system (GIS), we conduct a nation-wide study of accessibility to...
Thursday, August 22nd 2013
The UK's Department for Transport has partnered with BlisMedia to send ads regarding drinking and driving to cell phones of males between 18 and 29-years-old when they are in a bar to raise awareness of its Think! drunk drive initiative. The ads are restricted to busy times for such behav 6pm to...
Monday, August 19th 2013
Directions Magazine is hosting a webinar Aug 22 with Google; it highlights the use of Google Maps for public health in Georgia. Free.
This webinar features Georgia’s Department of Community Health and its use of GaMap2Care to better serve the community’s needs. The application, built...
Wednesday, July 31st 2013
Stop Stock Theft is New Zealand’s first online map designed to report and track suspected stock theft. It's a joint initiative between Crimestoppers NZ, NZX-Agri and the Police. How will it stop such thefts? Per Katie Milne, Federated Farmers rural security spokesperson.:
Monday, July 29th 2013
Per Bill Davenhall as told to Healthcare IT News:
I'm kind of disappointed because I asked Davenhall to collect the 10 things people need to know, far before he left Esri. Perhaps I asked for too many?
- Healthcare IT...
Friday, July 12th 2013
A new interactive online mapping tool will help track insecticide resistance (IR) in malaria-causing mosquitoes, experts say.
The tool, the IR Mapper, “consolidates reports of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors onto filterable maps to inform vector-control strategies”. Data...