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Geocoding is the process of assigning a latitude and a longitude to a specific address.  It is what allows people to place points on maps.  When you enter that address into Google Maps, it is geocoded and marked on the map for you.  At HealthLandscape we have a tool that allows you to quickly add...
GIS Day 2016 is on November 16th. Since 1999, there has been annual international effort by those involved in GIS to host and participate in events designed to teach people about all things “geo.” It is an opportunity to open our doors to those wanting to learn about GIS and to show prospective geospatial thinkers...
I’ve written here before about my serendipitous journey to geography.  I neglected to add the dedicated training my map-loving mother gave me.  Trying to occupy her two children on long road trips, she would open a road map, fold it into a square, find a town, hand us the map and tell us the town...
1. Attend our webinars and in-person trainings Attending a webinar or in-person training is one of the best ways to learn how to properly and effectively use the HealthLandscape tools. All of our trainings offer question and answer segments that allow you to ask any questions you might have about the HeathLandscape tools. Here are...
Today, HealthLandscape is releasing the Geospatial Brief, “Exploring Competition and Proximity: A Comparison of Basic Methods.” Brief #4 looks at the importance of including local context when measuring access to health care providers by comparing two common distance measurement methods with actual service area data retrieved from the UDS Mapper. Configuring and updating the data...
Whether you’re a physician looking to respond to the Zika threat or just an individual interested in the most recent Zika developments, HealthLandscape has a new web-based mapping tool to help you keep up with the rapidly evolving Zika virus. The Zika Mapping Tool displays the number of reported travel-associated and locally-acquired Zika cases by...
Today HealthLandscape is releasing the Geospatial Brief, “Where are “Bright Spots” for AppropriateDiabetes Preventive Care?” Using appropriate Diabetes preventive care as a case study, Brief #3 provides an example of how geospatial methods can be used to identify high-performing (“bright spot”) regions. This blog reviews “bright spots” approaches that have been previously used in the...
This Saturday I’ll have the opportunity to present HealthLandscape mapping tools and research at the Academy Health Translation and Communications Interest Group Meeting.  The Translation and Communications Interest Group focuses on practical ways of translating and communicating research findings to diverse audiences, which can then be used to inform policy and practice. The importance of...
Every summer, tens of thousands of geo-enthusiasts descend upon San Diego, CA to learn from and connect with industry peers, get the latest information on new technologies, try out new applications, see ground-breaking innovations from other industries, and develop new skills. This year’s conference is quickly approaching, and we’re getting ready to spend a week...
Those who know me well, know that I’m not overly fond of air travel and spend an unfortunate amount of time traveling by car from Cincinnati to far-flung locations like Washington DC, Atlanta, Tampa,  Chicago, Kansas City and all places in between.  In all my travels, there is really only one consistency:  The Waffle House....
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