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GIS Health News Weekly: MDMI, Toilets, Gas Leak Data

Friday, May 2nd 2014

Medical and Environmental Data Mashup Infrastructure The Medical and Environmental Data Mashup Infrastructure (MEDMI) project is one of the initiatives doing this [integrating disparate data]. We’re hoping to enable research into the links between climate, weather, environment and health. By...

GIS Health News Weekly: Suicide Map, Elevation and Fitness

Friday, April 25th 2014

World Map of Suicide Business Insider collected WHO and other data to create a world map of suicide rates. Data from developed countries is probably more accurate, while that from developing countries is more likely to be estimated. The data come from 2004 up to 2011. I'm not sure of the value...

GIS Government News Weekly: Pakistan’s Census, Growth of Democracy

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

Pakistan Does its Own Census UNFPA Country Representative in Pakistan Ms. Ann Keeling and Chief Statistician, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) Asif Bajwa Tuesday signed a cooperation work plan to strengthen the Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping for the Pakistan Census. The...

GIS Health News Weekly: Medicare in AL, Drug Pricing, HIV Prevention

Friday, April 18th 2014

Mapping Medicare Dollars in Alabama The data are from 2012, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Map by Tableau. I'm seeing that more and more in newspapers! The map below shows payments to Alabama health care providers by ZIP code. You can choose to map either dollar amount or...

GIS Government News Weekly: Garbage, OKC Pavement, More Green for LA

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

Tracking Garbage Trucks to Clean up Cambodia It's time to better manage Phnom Penh’s mounting piles of garbage.  The pilot project, which will run for six months, will be limited to Daun Penh district [Phnom Penh, Cambodia]. Initially, it will monitor 14 aging garbage trucks using GPS and...

GIS Health News Weekly: Tackling US Super Users, Smoking Visibility in NZ, Growing Marijuana in Canada

Friday, April 11th 2014

Tackling Health Services Super Users with GIS Speaking at the State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore on April 2, Mike Powell, chief innovation officer of Maryland, said the state spends a lot of money on people who are hospitalized for conditions that could have been...

Retailing in the World of the Quantified Self

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

In a recent webinar conducted by ABI Research, Location Intelligence Practice Leader Patrick Connolly provided an update on the emergence of "ubiquitous location and ambient intelligence." How does ABI define these terms and what's their relevance to mobile location technology and...

GIS Health News Weekly: Geography and Body Shape, Tobacco Sale Locations, Where to put Palliative Care

Friday, March 28th 2014

Geography and Body Mass Index (BMI) A new study out of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) found location has an effect on body mass index (BMI), which is used to classify people's weight. In short, data from Geneva revealed adults'...

GIS Health News Weekly: AIDS in Denver, Malpractice by State, Heroin Hotbed

Friday, March 21st 2014

Denver Added to AIDSVu Interactive maps of HIV prevalence in Denver, Colorado are now available AIDSVu, the app from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Denver is the 21st city to have detailed data available; the new data covers the five-county metro area of Denver,...

GIS Education News Weekly: Military Battle Maps, High School Drone Pilots, GeoTech Center

Thursday, March 20th 2014

Military Battle Maps MapofUs.org announced new maps on the free-for-personal use website: military battle maps dating back as far as 1775. The company is part of Genealogy Inc., based in Huntsville.the parent company of MapofUs.org. Sounds like a great resource for educators in history,...

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