Thursday, April 23, 2015

Big Data and Mapping


Data mapping is more easily presented and understood more than conventional tables. The Federal and State public health agencies now  present public health statistics, demographics and disease prevalence in a map format. Data maps are the result of converting fields and tables into a graphic presentation in different formats. Bar graphs, Pie graphs, and more presentations such as shaded areas on maps indicating higher and/or lower incidences of disease, population demographics, and

Most physicians are familiar with these formats, however there are sources to educate professionals how to interpret data by Mapping.



GIS, or Graphic Information Software is readily available from many sources. 





 gvSIG – gvSIG



 ESRI ArcGIS – ArcGIS


  GIS is a visiual tool essential for population health studies, and may also be applied to outcome studies   by region,or health plans

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