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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Nat Geo Emerging Explorer Needs Crowdfunding and other Health GIS News

That day we decided to try to create such an ecosystem, and the Distributed Health Labs was born.  Our idea was to build the technology stack that would enable a human-powered sensor network for problems that really matter, like tracking pollution or infectious diseases.

That evolved into the OASIS project. And Albert Yu-Min Lin needs your help.

We have built the first prototypes of what could become a “Tricorder for the Globe”, a citizen sensing network to see and tackle some of our biggest challenges, together… and it’s all open source. Now all we need are the people to bring this network to life. The OASIS project is now looking for people like YOU to join, and support the sensor network by becoming part of it yourself.  Visit our project on Indiegogo to learn more and see how you can join!

- Nat Geo

Esri let media outlets know of its 2013 Affordable Care Act Enrollment map to use in health care coverage. Enrollment data are from the Department of Health and Human Services and offered by state.

- Esri e-mail to the media

A study, conducted at the [St. Michael, Tornoto] hospital's Centre for Research on Inner City Health, argues that neighbourhoods that are not conducive to walking and encourage dependency on cars increase the risk factors that can lead to obesity and diabetes. Dr. Gillian Booth, an endocrinologist and co-author of the study, examined "the impact residential density and the proximity of walkable destinations have on Torontonians’ health."

Data was from Canada census, an urban transportation survey and a national health survey. There's a PDF map of the data.

- CBC
by Adena Schutzberg on 01/16 at 06:41 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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