Geographic Information Systems

Smartphone and GPS technology for free-roaming dog population surveillance - a methodological study.

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Oct 12, 2015

Free-roaming dogs (FRD) represent a potential threat to the quality of life in cities from an ecological, social and public health point of view. One of the most urgent concerns is the role of uncontrolled dogs as reservoirs of infectious diseases transmittable to humans and, above all, rabies.

Supersampling and Network Reconstruction of Urban Mobility.

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Aug 15, 2015

Understanding human mobility is of vital importance for urban planning, epidemiology, and many other fields that draw policies from the activities of humans in space.

Measures of Human Mobility Using Mobile Phone Records Enhanced with GIS Data.

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Jul 21, 2015

In the past decade, large scale mobile phone data have become available for the study of human movement patterns.

Using mobile phone data to predict the spatial spread of cholera.

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Mar 09, 2015

Effective response to infectious disease epidemics requires focused control measures in areas predicted to be at high risk of new outbreaks. We aimed to test whether mobile operator data could predict the early spatial evolution of the 2010 Haiti cholera epidemic.

Weather effects on the patterns of people's everyday activities: a study using GPS traces of mobile phone users.

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Dec 24, 2013

This study explores the effects that the weather has on people's everyday activity patterns. Temperature, rainfall, and wind speed were used as weather parameters.

Measuring life space in older adults with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease using mobile phone GPS.

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Feb 21, 2014

BACKGROUND: As an indicator of physical and cognitive functioning in community-dwelling older adults, there is increasing interest in measuring life space, defined as the geographical area a person covers in daily life.

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