Project: The Use of GIS to Map Infectious Diseases in Victorian England
The Use of GIS to Map Infectious Diseases in Victorian England seeks to find new answers about the causes of infectious diseases and their spread, and the social impacts of these diseases. By using tools from Gale Digital Scholar Lab, the project will utilize new research methods to produce disease maps to support new information and resources that are easily accessible to the public. GIS provides excellent means for visualising and analysing epidemiological data, revealing trends, dependencies and inter-relationships that would be more difficult to discover in tabular form. Some of the questions explored with the maps are as follows:
-What are the circumstances that promote the spread of disease?
-How do diseases spread over time?
-How to identify the hot spots?
-Has climate change from 19th century to now affected the occurrence of infectious disease?
-How have infectious diseases evolved over time?