|GIS for Health and the Environment: Proceedings (International Development Research Centre, 1995)|
Proceedings of an International Workshop held in Colombo, Sri
Lanka, 5-10 September 1994
edited by Don de Savigny and Pandu Wijeyaratne
IDRC - International Development Research Centre Canada
This book is part of the Focus series of the the IDRC - International Development Research Centre. Edited on this cd-rom with permission.
At the first health conference to address geographic information systems (GIS), researchers demonstrated that GIS data can be used to show a cause/effect relationship between environmental conditions and health. Case studies demonstrate how GIS can be used to monitor tropical diseases, water quality, environmental toxicology and overall rural health.