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Health Place. 2006 Dec;12(4):715-27. Epub 2005 Nov 14.

A web-based multimedia spatial information system to document Aedes aegypti breeding sites and dengue fever risk along the US-Mexico border.

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  • 1Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado at Denver, Campus Box 172, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364, USA.


This paper describes a web-based multimedia spatial information system used to support a study of the re-invasion of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito vector for dengue fever, in the deserts of the southwest United States/northwest Mexico. The system was developed applying Open Geospatial Consortium and World Wide Web Consortium Open Specifications and using Open Source Software. The system creates a sensory-rich environment, one which allows users to interact with the system to explore connections among data (maps, remotely sensed images, text, graphs, 360 degree panoramas and photos), visualize information, formulate their own interpretations, generate hypotheses and reach their own conclusions.

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