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AdAge Maps US Disease Distribution and other Health GIS News

Thursday, April 12th 2012
By Adena Schutzberg

AdAge asks and answers:

Where do people get sick? We worked with GfKMRI to see how the Patchwork Nation county types skew in terms of prevalence of major illnesses.

You can look at the map (and some demographics from GFKMRI) and/or download the data for your own use. You can also read about actual people to better understand the stats.

- AdAge

BeWellUSC offers an interactive wellness map that allows students to find places on campus that promote physical and spiritual wellness.

- Daily Trojan

The Guardian looks about an agreement with the Ordnance Survey to access and use its data is helping medical groups in the UK better serve the population.

Health organisations are increasingly turning to mapping to visualise and plan service provision. More than two thirds of PCTs, all ambulance trusts and 69 hospital trusts in England and Wales have registered for the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA), which widens access to Ordnance Survey (OS) digital mapping products.

- The Guardian

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