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.
GIS is frequently used in medical geography and epidemiology. Terry Jones, an antigenic cartographer, posts on the O’Reilly site a follow-up to a talk given at the O’Reilly ETech conference. The use of cartographic techniques to model the jumping of virus through antigenic space can help researchers develop vaccine components […]
TIME looks at how Google is entering the realm of tracking epidemics with their Google Flu Trends tool and how such tools have the potential to serve as early warning resources. Unlike official agency tracking that tend to rely only on hospital data, Google uses user-driven data which results in real-time […]