GIS for Health Care

School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems

University of New South Wales

Brooke Helinski

 

Abstract

Abstract

The aim was to create a GIS to analyse data to identify any correlation between air pollution and asthma intensity.  Influencing factors in the epidemic of asthma have been outlined as poverty and pollution. 

 

The project uses ArcGIS to analyse triggers on the disease.  The final product incorporates several datasets including; pollution, health, population and financial information each for the 2000-01 financial year.

 

Spatial Analysis techniques included devising a series of query functions to determine corresponding factors across datasets, and the production of Polygon Overlays.

 

Analysis of the pollutants identified the locations of those with significant levels of substance within metropolitan regions.  Although there was a high level of pollution found in close proximity to areas with the highest patient numbers within the state, the study revealed various other outcomes. 

Objectives

Datasets

Spatial Analysis

References

  

                        For more information, please contact Project Supervisor:

                        Dr. S. Lim

                        Email: s.lim@gmat.unsw.edu.au

 

                        Mail:

                        School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems

                        University of New South Wales

                        UNSW SYDNEY  NSW  2052

                        Australia

 

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