A METHODOLOGY FOR CROSS-BORDER INFECTIOUS DISEASE MAPPING
Gao1, D. Mioc1, X. Yi2, F. Anton1,
D.J. Coleman1, B. MacKinnon2,
1 - Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering,
Infectious disease, which is identified as the world's biggest killer of children and young adults, is given growing concern nowadays. As infectious disease is strongly related with spatial location, taking advantage of the mapping technology to track and study it could provide better decision making. In this paper, we provided a new methodology for thematic mapping of infectious disease which is implemented within Web Map Service.
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Regarding the mapping variables of the infectious disease, we mainly concentrated on the demographic factor. The dimensions: temporal dimension, data used dimension, gender dimension, age group dimension, geographic level dimension, disease types are considered in the thematic mapping process. We provided two procedures for the querying and calculating the mapping variables. One is pre-defined and more efficient. The other one is dynamic and more flexible. The standard Web Map Service could not support the parameters for our infectious disease mapping variables. Thus, we extended the software capabilities of our server to fit the standard Web Map Service, which improves health data sharing and interoperability. The web client could be WMS client or our health portal. In the client side, it supports the visualization of infectious disease, and explores the spatio-temporal trends of infectious disease outbreak.