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GIS for Health and the Environment

Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • 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 book series: Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography (LNGC)

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

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

      • 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. Applying GIS in Physical Activity Research: Community ‘Walkability’ and Walking Behaviors

      • Ester Cerin, Eva Leslie, Neville Owen, Adrian Bauman
      Pages 72-89
    2. Objectively Assessing’ Walkability’ of Local Communities: Using GIS to Identify the Relevant Environmental Attributes

      • Eva Leslie, Ester Cerin, Lorinne duToit, Neville Owen, Adrian Bauman
      Pages 91-104
    3. A Study of Air Quality Impacts on Upper Respiratory Tract Diseases

      • Huey-hong Hsieh, Bing-fang Hwang, Shin-jen Cheng, Yu-ming Wang
      Pages 142-153
    4. Spatial Epidemiology of Asthma in Hong Kong

      • Franklin F. M. So, P. C. Lai
      Pages 154-169
  8. Disease Modeling

    1. An Alert System for Informing Environmental Risk of Dengue Infections

      • Ngai Sze Wong, Chi Yan Law, Man Kwan Lee, Shui Shan Lee, Hui Lin
      Pages 171-183
    2. GIS Initiatives in Improving the Dengue Vector Control

      • Mandy Y. F. Tang, Cheong-wai Tsoi
      Pages 184-194
    3. A Study of Dengue Disease Data by GIS Software in Urban Areas of Petaling Jaya Selatan

      • Mokhtar Azizi Mohd Din, Md. Ghazaly Shaaban, Taib Norlaila, Leman Norariza
      Pages 206-213
    4. A Spatial-Temporal Approach to Differentiate Epidemic Risk Patterns

      • Tzai-hung Wen, Neal H Lin, Katherine Chun-min Lin, I-chun Fan, Ming-daw Su, Chwan-chuen King
      Pages 214-227
    5. A “Spatiotemporal Analysis of Heroin Addiction” System for Hong Kong

      • Phoebe Tak-ting Pang, Lee Phoebe, Wai-yan Leung, Shui-shan Lee, Hui Lin
      Pages 229-242
    6. A Public Health Care Information System Using GIS and GPS: A Case Study of Shiggaon

      • 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.

Keywords

  • 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

  • Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong, China

    Poh C. Lai

  • ERM Hong Kong, China

    Ann S. H. Mak

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 189.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-540-71318-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)