Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography

GIS for Health and the Environment

Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

Editors: Lai, Poh C., Mak, Ann S.H. (Eds.)

  • An authoritative work that is set to inform the direction of research paths and agenda in the subject matter
  • Plugs a major gap in the current literature, documenting the development of health GIS in this crucial part of the world
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“As the world becomes more integrated through the trade of goods and services and capital flows, it has become easier for diseases to spread through states, over borders and across oceans — and to do serious damage to vulnerable human and animal populations. ” American RadioWorks and NPR News, 2001 The global cost of communicable diseases is expected to rise. SARS has put the world on alert. We have now Avian Flu on the watch. Recognizing the global nature of threats posed by new and re-emerging infectious d- eases and the fact that many recent occurrences originated in the Asia - cific regions, there has been an increased interest in learning and knowing about disease surveillance and monitoring progresses made in these - gions. Such knowledge and awareness is necessary to reduce conflict, d- comfort, tension and uneasiness in future negotiations and global coope- tion. Many people are talking about the GIS and public and environmental health. The way we make public policies on health and environmental m- ters is changing, and there is little doubt that GIS provides powerful tools for visualizing and linking data in public health surveillance. This book is a result of the International Conference in GIS and Health held on 27-29 June 2006 in Hong Kong. The selected chapters are organized into four themes: GIS Informatics; Human and Environmental Factors; Disease modeling; and Public health, population health technologies, and surve- lance.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Exploratory Spatial Analysis Methods in Cancer Prevention and Control

    Rushton, Gerard

    Pages 1-14

  • Environmental Risk Factor Diagnosis for Epidemics

    Wang, Jin-feng

    Pages 15-29

  • A Study on Spatial Decision Support Systems for Epidemic Disease Prevention Based on ArcGIS

    Yang, Kun (et al.)

    Pages 30-43

  • Development of a Cross-Domain Web-based GIS Platform to Support Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases

    Tsoi, Cheong-wai

    Pages 44-56

  • A GIS Application for Modeling Accessibility to Health Care Centers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Murad, Abdulkader

    Pages 57-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
GIS for Health and the Environment
Book Subtitle
Development in the Asia-Pacific Region
Editors
  • Poh C. Lai
  • Ann S.H. Mak
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-71318-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-71318-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-71317-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09040-0
Series ISSN
1863-2246
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 310
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