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  1. Interactive spatial data analysis in medical geography.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    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,

    • England ;

    • Burkitt's lymphoma in Uganda ;

    • larynx cancer in Lancashire ;

    • and childhood mortality in Auckland,

    • New Zealand.

    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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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0190981

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199608.