Master GIS Applications on Modelling and Mapping the Risks of Diseases
Infections transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, triatomine bugs, sandflies, and black flies cause significant rates of death and disease, especially in developing countries. Why are certain places more susceptible to vector-borne diseases? Modelling Interactions Between Vector-Borne Diseases and Environment Using GIS reveals how using geographic information systems (GISs) can provide a greater understanding of how vector-borne diseases are spread and explores the use of geographical techniques in vector-borne disease monitoring, management, and control. This text provides readers with a better understanding of the vector-borne disease problem and its impact on public health.
Introduces New Spatial Approaches Based on Location and Environment
The book exposes readers to information on how to identify vector hotspots, determine when and where they can occur, and eliminate vector breeding sites. Utilizing simple illustrations based on real data, as well as the authors’ more than 20 years of experience in the field, this text combines key spatial analysis techniques available in modern GIS with real-world applications. It offers step-by-step instruction on developing vector-borne disease risk models at different spatial and temporal scales and helps practitioners formulate disease causation hypotheses and identify areas at risk. In addition, it addresses medical geography, GIS, spatial analysis, and modelling, and covers other factors related to the spread of vector-borne diseases.
Modelling Interactions Between Vector-Borne Diseases and Environment Using GIS combines spatial analysis techniques available in modern GIS, together with real-world applications to provide you with a better understanding of ways to map, model, prevent, and control vector-borne diseases.
"… really a good book. … adds new information and experiences to the fields of medical geography, environmental impacts, and GIS analysis as a decision support system.
—Gomaa Mohamed Dawod, Survey Research Institute, Giza, Egypt
"… presented in a logical, simple to understand manner. Practical examples that are conxtualised to GIS techniques were used, making the story line relevant and ready to use by decision makers."
—Prof Onisimo Mutanga, University of KwaZulu Natal
Mapping and Modelling Based on Geographic Information Systems
Impacts of Climate Change on Vector Distributions
Availability and Importance of Accurate Epidemiologically Relevant Spatial Data
Structure of This Book
Modelling and Simulating the Prevalence of Vector-Borne Diseases Around the World and Efforts for Combat and Control
GISs in Vector-Borne Disease Modelling
Decision Support Systems
Spatial Analysis Capabilities of GISs
Examples of GIS-Based Modelling of Vector-Borne Diseases
Cartographies and Maps of Vector-Borne Diseases
Cartographies of Vector-Borne Diseases
Mapping Vector-Borne Diseases
The Importance of Spatial Data
Characteristics of Spatial Data, Including Topology and Topological Relationships and Their Importance
Relationship between Entities
Aggregating Geographic Data
Spatial Data Acquisition
Data Quality Issues
Sources of Error in GISs
Issues of Scale
Measurement Scales: Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, and Ratio
Satellite Imagery as a Source of Spatial Data
Common Spatial Methods for Modelling and Analyzing Spatial and Temporal Patterns and Distributions of Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Spatial Variation Risk
Modelling Associations between Mosquito-Borne Diseases and Environmental and Socioeconomic Factors
Verifying Required Data
Modelling Spatial Associations
Global Climate Change and Modelling the Potential Distribution of Vector-Borne Disease
Distribution of Dengue Disease and Its Vector
CLIMEX, Climatic Models, and Data
The Current and Potential Future Distribution
Discussing the Potential Future Distribution