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geographic information system

a computer-based system that combines cartographic capabilities with electronic data processing to rapidly produce customized maps for use in epidemiologic studies.

ge·o·graph·ic in·for·ma·tion sys·tem

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A computer-based system that combines cartographic capabilities with electronic data processing to rapidly produce customized maps for use in epidemiologic studies.
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Geographic information system technology is used in all 50 state health departments, most local departments and most ministries of health worldwide, Kinkade said, though it is often "still seen only as a tool and many times an afterthought in the data collection process.
Using geographic information systems for exposure assessment in environmental epidemiology studies.
Introduction to Data Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems.
Geographic information systems can also be used in real estate, civic planning, firefighting and wildland management.
TechNavio has published a report on this subject titled Geographic Information Systems Market in China 2010-2014.
This article describes the development, current profile, and future directions of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services at the University of Kansas (KU) Libraries.
New tools, including geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial statistics methods, enable epidemiologists to address the spatial aspects of disease rates and transmission more thoroughly and less subjectively.
This paper describes how a computerized geographic information system (GIS) can be used to help health department decision making and program evaluation about screening for childhood lead exposure when the main criterion used to assess a child's risk of lead exposure is residence in housing constructed before 1950 (5).
is a professional services company providing digital mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database services.
com/research/e0f7e6/global_geographic) has announced the addition of the "Global Geographic Information Systems Market 2010-2014" report to their offering.
Predicting Ixodes scapularis abundance on white-tailed deer using geographic information systems.
Exposure imputation may be based on residential location(s) of participants in long-standing cardiorespiratory cohort studies, which can be matched to pollutant levels using geographic information systems.
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