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Geoinformatics of Hotspot Detection and Prioritization for Digital Governance

  • G. P. Patil
  • Raj Acharya
  • Amy Glasmeier
  • Wayne Myers
  • Shashi Phoha
  • Stephen Rathbun
Part of the Integrated Series In Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 17)

A declared purpose of digital governance is to empower public for information access and analysis to enable transparency, accuracy, and efficiency for societal good at large. Hotspot detection and prioritization become natural undertakings as a result of the information access. Hotspot means spot that is hot, that can be of special interest or concern. Hotspot means something unusual—an anomaly, aberration, outbreak, elevated cluster, critical area, etc. The immediate need can be for monitoring, etiology, management, early warning and prioritization. Responsible factors can be natural, accidental, or intentional. Geoinformatic surveillance for spatial and temporal hotspot detection and prioritization is crucial in the 21st century. And so also the need for geoinformatic surveillance decision support system equipped with the next generation of geographic hotspot detection, prioritization, and early warning within emerging hotspots. This chapter describes ongoing cross-disciplinary research and some of the interesting results for geospatial and spatiotemporal hotspot detection and prioritization, driven by a diverse variety of case studies and issues of interest to government agencies, academia, and the private sector.

Keywords

Linear Extension Hasse Diagram Syndromic Surveillance Crisis Index Prioritization Methodology 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. P. Patil
    • 1
  • Raj Acharya
    • 2
  • Amy Glasmeier
    • 3
  • Wayne Myers
    • 4
  • Shashi Phoha
    • 5
  • Stephen Rathbun
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  3. 3.Department of GeographyThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  4. 4.Penn State Institutes of EnvironmentThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  5. 5.Division of Information Science and TechnologyThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  6. 6.Department of Health Administration Biostatistics, and EpidemiologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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