GIS and Health Promotion. Ellen K. Cromley, Ph.D. Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention December 2, 2010 Storrs, Connecticut. Purpose. Provide an overview of GIS G eographic I nformation S ystems
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GIS and Health Promotion
Ellen K. Cromley, Ph.D.Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention
December 2, 2010
Geographic distribution of black women 50 or older in Connecticut based on 2000 Census data at the town level.
Raster data (imagery)
Raster data (classified land use/cover)
Vector data (points, lines, polygons)
Cadaster data (property parcels)
Stability of areas (seasonal change)
Perceived neighborhood is
split across two census tracts
Perceived neighborhood coincides with Sheldon Charter Oak Neighborhood
Aggregation units like political/administrative boundaries arbitrarily partition the underlying patterns we are trying to uncover and understand
with Reordered Stops
Adapted from A. Stewart Fotheringham, Chris Brunsdon, and Martin Charlton, 2002, Geographically Weighted Regression: The Analysis of Spatially Varying Relationships.