International Symposium in Medical Geography. Vancouver, British Columbia CAN, 1994/07/12.
Interactive spatial data analysis involves the use of software environments that permit the visualization, exploration and, perhaps, modelling of geographically-referenced data.
Such systems are of obvious value in epidemiological research, both of an environmental and geographical nature.
There is an increasing number of such software environments available on a variety of platforms and operating systems.
This paper considers the use of the proprietary Geographical Information System, ARC/INFO, in a spatial analysis context, showing how the spatial analytic tools that may be added to it can be exploited by geographical epidemiologists ; such tools include those for modelling possible raised incidence of disease around suspected sources of pollution.
The paper also reviews the use of systems such as S-Plus and XLISP-STAT, statistical programming environments to which spatial analysis functions or libraries may be added.
The use of INFO-MAP, a system designed to aid in the teaching of interactive spatial data analysis, is also highlighted.
The various software environments are illustrated with reference to examples concerned with :
clustering of childhood leukaemia in part of Lancashire,
Burkitt's lymphoma in Uganda ;
larynx cancer in Lancashire ;
and childhood mortality in Auckland,
Mots-clés Pascal : Géographie, Santé, Analyse spatiale, Système conversationnel, Logiciel, Informatique, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Geography, Health, Spatial analysis, Interactive system, Software, Computer science, Epidemiology, Human
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