The NASA cholera forecasting tool effectively takes satellite observations on environmental conditions and combines the data with information on infrastructure and conditions in a country.
The Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP) is the largest disease-mapping project ever undertaken. In an attempt to eliminate the disease by 2020, the mapping effort seeks to distribute locational data to governments and aid agencies. Trachoma is the world’s leading cause of infectious blindness and is treatable with eye ointment. Poor hygiene […]
Analysis of Big Data in a geographic context has empowered organizations and businesses faced with huge amount of data and diverse technologies. The integration of maps with multiple layers of information tells the full story behind the data. Trends and patterns are revealed. Queries are answered and new questions are also addressed. At the same time, predictive modeling on massive datasets help drive accurate decision-making, profitability and effective resource management.
In August of 2014, the World Health Organization declared a public emergency in response to the growing number of Ebola cases that have struck several West African countries. So far, the countries that have been hit hardest include Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Senegal. In those countries, more than […]