Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing Laboratory
There is a growing use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing in the field of public health, as well as a need for public health researchers to understand the capabilities of these systems. The Division of Tropical Public Health has a remote sensing and GIS lab located in Room A2060 for use by USUHS faculty and students for classes and research.
The lab contains the following hardware:
- 8 Windows computers
- A scanner
- 2 color printers
Software on the machines includes:
- PCI's Geomatica
- ENVI and IDL
- Various statistical software packages
Courses in GIS and Remote Sensing:
- PMO577 Introduction to GIS in Public Health (2 Quarter Hours)
- PMO578 Remote Sensing Methods in Public Health (3 Quarter Hours)
- PMO1008 Independent Study in GIS (1-12 Quarter Hours)
Example Student and Faculty Research using GIS and Remote Sensing:
- Mosquito Habitats, Land Use, and Malaria Risk in Belize from Satellite Imagery
- Spatial Correlations of Mapped Malaria Rates with Environmental Factors in Belize Central America
- Use of IKONOS and Landsat for Malaria Control in the Republic of Korea
- A Cost Comparison of Two Malaria Control Methods in Kyunggi Province, Republic of Korea, Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
- The Relationship between Mosquito Abundance and Rice Field Density in the Republic of Korea
- Modeling the Distribution of Culex tritaeniorhynchus to Predict Japanese Encephalitis in the Republic of Korea
- Ecological Niche Model of Phlebotomus alexandri and P. papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) in the Middle East
The GIS lab is supported through a grant from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Division of GEIS Operations.
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