geographic information system


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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

(jē'ŏ-graf'ik in'fōr-mā'shŭn sis'tĕm)
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 systems (GIS) are being used with increasing frequency in environmental epidemiology studies.
This report covers the current scenario and growth prospects of Global Geographic Information System (GIS) for the period 2019 - 2025.
Initially paper maps and spreadsheet reports were generated by dedicated Geographic Information System staff at the central technology office.
(3) Institute of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, China.
"CDC uses (geographic information system technology) throughout almost every center, institute and office to track outbreaks, identify patterns of disease, follow trends ...
Researchers in North Carolina have used a mapping program called a geographic information system (GIS) to investigate the link between lead-contaminated water and an increasingly common water disinfectant.
The idea is that known occurrences of species across landscapes can be related to raster geographic information system coverages summarizing environmental variation across those landscapes to develop a quantitative picture of the ecologic distribution of the species.
Guyana (GOG) has received a technical assistance grant from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for a consultancy to establish a geographic information system for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM).
Activities included lectures, open discussions, hands-on computer work, and project development work group sessions focusing on the toxicology of organochlorines, the epidemiology of trichloroethylene, the existence of disease clusters, and the usefulness of geographic information system mapping technology in community health research and risk assessment.
The Complete Paddler also capitalizes on modern advancements by using Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to give accurate "sailing directions".
At that time, SDDCTEA partnered with longtime ESRI Business Partner GeoDecisions[R], a Camp Hill, Pennsylvania-based information technology company that specializes in geospatial solutions to spearhead the development of Intelligent Road/Rail Information Server technology--a fully- secure, Web-based geographic information system. SDDCTEA selected GeoDecisions based on its previous GSA support services with the military.
Tokyo, Japan, Aug 19, 2005 - (JCNN) - Leading Japanese GIS (geographic information system) solution provider PASCO announced on August 18 that it will enter the market for medical practice consulting.

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