Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems in Epidemiology

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Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems in Epidemiology
Author: Simon I. Hay (Editor),Sarah E. Randolph (Editor),Preface by J. R. Baker

Cover: cover
Pages: 340
List Price: $69.95
Published by Academic Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 0123335604


Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 47v
Forewordvii
Series Editors' Prefaceix
Guest Editors' Prefacexi
An Overview of Remote Sensing and Geodesy for Epidemiology and Public Health Application
Abstract2
1.Introduction2
2.Active Remote Sensing4
3.Passive Remote Sensing5
4.Turning Satellite Sensor Data into Geophysical Data14
5.Turning Geophysical Data into Information for Public Health18
6.Geodesy25
7.Conclusions27
Acknowledgements27
References27
Linking Remote Sensing, Land Cover and Disease
Abstract37
1.Introduction38
2.A Framework for the Remote Sensing of Disease39
3.From Remotely Sensed Images of Landscape to a Multi-temporal Spectral Mosaic45
4.From a Multi-temporal Spectral Mosaic to Land Cover51
5.Predicting Vector Density and Disease Risk from Land Cover Data63
6.Discussion and Conclusion71
References72
Spatial Statistics and Geographical Information Systems in Epidemiology and Public Health
Abstract82
1.Introduction82
2.Disease Distribution Mapping88
3.Spatial Patterns in Disease Distributions91
4.Spatial Relationships and Causal Factors in Disease Distributions101
5.Decision Support for Disease Intervention113
6.Conclusions118
Acknowledgements120
References120
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