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Web GIS and Public Health

Najafabadi, AT and Pourhassan, M (2010) Web GIS and Public Health. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Abstract

Both government and private sector organizations are seeking ways to maintain and improve the health of the public in the world to control the costs at the same time. For this aim internet and use of georeferenced public health information for Geographic Information System application is an important and exciting development for the nation’s Department of Health and Human Services and other health agencies. Technological progress towards public health geospatial data integration, analysis, and visualization of space-time events using the Web portends eventual robust use of Geographic Information System by public health and other sectors of the economy. Increasing Web resources from distributed spatial data portals and global geospatial libraries, and a growing suite of Web integration tools, will provide new opportunities to advance disease surveillance, control and prevention, and insure public access and community empowerment in public health decision making.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Web GIS, Internet, Public Health; Management
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:6972
Deposited By:Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:13 Sep 2010 04:54
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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