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Indian J Public Health. 2006 Jan-Mar;50(1):24-7.

Geomatics and public health.

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Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.


Geomatics technology has tremendous potential to address public health issues particularly under the present circumstances of global climate change and climate or technology induced human migration, which result in an increase in the geographical extent and re-emergence of vector-borne diseases. The authors present an overview of the science of geomatics, describe the potential impacts of climate change on vector-borne diseases and review the applications of remote sensing for disease vector surveillance.

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