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GIS for Health and the Environment

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.


ISBN 0-88936-766-3

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.