Next Article in Journal
Movement-Oriented Objectified Organization and Retrieval Approach for Heterogeneous GeoVideo Data
Next Article in Special Issue
Temporal Variations and Associated Remotely Sensed Environmental Variables of Dengue Fever in Chitwan District, Nepal
Previous Article in Journal
Improving the Quality of Citizen Contributed Geodata through Their Historical Contributions: The Case of the Road Network in OpenStreetMap
Previous Article in Special Issue
Environmental Influences on Leisure-Time Physical Inactivity in the U.S.: An Exploration of Spatial Non-Stationarity
Article Menu
Issue 7 (July) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(7), 254; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7070254

Using GIS for Determining Variations in Health Access in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Environmental Design, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
Received: 25 May 2018 / Revised: 25 June 2018 / Accepted: 26 June 2018 / Published: 28 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geoprocessing in Public and Environmental Health)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [3312 KB, uploaded 28 June 2018]   |  

Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for identifying spatial accessibility to health centers in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia based on the drive-time analysis technique. A geo-database was created that includes the location of health centers, population distribution, and road networks. ArcGIS Network Analyst and overlay analyses were selected as the analysis tools for this paper. The results of the paper indicate that health centers that are located in the northern districts of Jeddah City have fewer registered patients. There are several areas of Jeddah City that have low accessibility to health centers because they fall outside the 30 min drive-time service area. These are located mainly in western, central, and northern city districts. Local health planners in Jeddah City can use the created application to allocate additional health centers in these less-served districts. View Full-Text
Keywords: GIS; health centers; network analysis; drive-time GIS; health centers; network analysis; drive-time
Figures

Graphical abstract

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Murad, A. Using GIS for Determining Variations in Health Access in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7, 254.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. EISSN 2220-9964 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top