Mapping the World’s Diseases: GIS and Spatial Analyses for Global Health

| January 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

The instant visual appeal and widespread availability of GIS mapping technologies will promote future use toward generating awareness and developing solutions for some of the most pressing global health concerns.

This map depicts school locations in Boston with 1,000 foot buffers, and tobacco retailer locations. GIS was used to determine how many tobacco retailer locations were within 1,000 feet of each school in a teen smoking prevention public health study. (Courtesy of the Center for Geographic Analysis Project Resume)

Category: Features, Spring 2011

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