A Case Study on Epidemic Disease Cartography Using Geographic Information

  • Changbin YuEmail author
  • Jiangang Yang
  • Yiwen Wang
  • Ke Huang
  • Honglei Cui
  • Mingfang Dai
  • Hongjian Chen
  • Yu Liu
  • Zhensheng Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10038)


Research of epidemiology is one of the important components in the field of public health while spatial epidemiology combing traditional epidemiology with Geographic Information Science is often regarded as an effective way for visualization analysis. Here we conduct a disease study under the help of spatial technologies using one-year real epidemic data collected from Ningbo, Zhejiang, China where an epidemic cartography approach taking data scale into account is newly proposed and elaborated. The demonstrated experimental results indicate that the proposed method performs more flexible for analysis than that of traditional statistical methods.


Geographic information science Spatial epidemiology Disease mapping Data scale 



This work is supported by Open Research Fund of State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (15I03) and Natural Science Foundation in China (No. 41601428, 41301439). The authors would like to thank both Health and Family Planning Commission of Ningbo Municipality and Ningbo Zhongjing Technology Development Limited Cooperation for providing the experimental epidemic data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Changbin Yu
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jiangang Yang
    • 3
  • Yiwen Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ke Huang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Honglei Cui
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mingfang Dai
    • 4
  • Hongjian Chen
    • 5
  • Yu Liu
    • 6
  • Zhensheng Wang
    • 7
  1. 1.Sino-Aus Research Center on Social Computing and Data Management, Ningbo Institute of TechnologyZhejiang UniversityNingboChina
  2. 2.School of Management, Ningbo Institute of TechnologyZhejiang UniversityNingboChina
  3. 3.College of Computer Science and TechnologyZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  4. 4.Ningbo Zhongjing Technology Development Limited CooperationNingboChina
  5. 5.Ningbo Yizhou Institute of Surveying and MappingNingboChina
  6. 6.Service Center for Registration of Immovables in NingboNingboChina
  7. 7.Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Spatial Information Smart Sensing and ServicesShenzhenChina

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