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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1302-1329; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041302
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Spatial Modeling in Environmental and Public Health Research

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Received: 31 December 2009 / Revised: 20 February 2010 / Accepted: 16 March 2010 / Published: 26 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Epidemiology)

Abstract

This paper has two aims: (1) to summarize various geographic information science methods; and (2) to provide a review of studies that have employed such methods. Though not meant to be a comprehensive review, this paper explains when certain methods are useful in epidemiological studies and also serves as an overview of the growing field of spatial epidemiology.
Keywords: GIS; spatial modelling; air pollution; autocorrelation; overlay; spatial regression; remote sensing GIS; spatial modelling; air pollution; autocorrelation; overlay; spatial regression; remote sensing
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