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GIS for Health and the Environment

Development in the Asia-Pacific Region With 110 Figures

  • Poh C. Lai
  • Ann S. H. Mak
  • There has been a shortage of materials to document the developments of health GIS in the Asia Pacific region

  • The proposed book will fill the gap and also inform the direction of research paths and agenda in the subject matter


Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Exploratory Spatial Analysis Methods in Cancer Prevention and Control

  3. Environmental Risk Factor Diagnosis for Epidemics

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

    1. Kun Yang, Shung-yun Peng, Quan-li Xu, Yan-bo Cao
      Pages 30-43
  5. Development of a Cross-Domain Web-based GIS Platform to Support Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases

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

  7. Human and Environmental Factors

    1. Ester Cerin, Eva Leslie, Neville Owen, Adrian Bauman
      Pages 72-89
    2. Eva Leslie, Ester Cerin, Lorinne duToit, Neville Owen, Adrian Bauman
      Pages 91-104
    3. Huey-hong Hsieh, Bing-fang Hwang, Shin-jen Cheng, Yu-ming Wang
      Pages 142-153
    4. Franklin F. M. So, P. C. Lai
      Pages 154-169
  8. Disease Modeling

    1. Ngai Sze Wong, Chi Yan Law, Man Kwan Lee, Shui Shan Lee, Hui Lin
      Pages 171-183
    2. Mandy Y. F. Tang, Cheong-wai Tsoi
      Pages 184-194
    3. Mokhtar Azizi Mohd Din, Md. Ghazaly Shaaban, Taib Norlaila, Leman Norariza
      Pages 206-213
    4. Tzai-hung Wen, Neal H Lin, Katherine Chun-min Lin, I-chun Fan, Ming-daw Su, Chwan-chuen King
      Pages 214-227
    5. Phoebe Tak-ting Pang, Lee Phoebe, Wai-yan Leung, Shui-shan Lee, Hui Lin
      Pages 229-242
    6. Ashok Hanjagi, Priya Srihari, A.S. Rayamane
      Pages 243-255

About this book


“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.


ArcGIS Development in the Asia Pacific Regions Environmental and Public Health Systems Epidemiology GIS Geographic Information Systems Geoinformationssysteme Spacial Epidemiological Applications digital elevation model geospatial

Editors and affiliations

  • Poh C. Lai
    • 1
  • Ann S. H. Mak
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyThe University of Hong KongChina
  2. 2.ERM Hong KongChina

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