A WebGIS tool for visualizing and exploring socioeconomic vulnerability to dengue fever in Cali, Colombia

  • Stefan Kienberger | stefan.kienberger@sbg.ac.at Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.
  • Michael Hagenlocher Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.
  • Eric Delmelle Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and Center for Applied GIS, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.
  • Irene Casas Department of Social Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, United States.

Abstract

WebGIS tools have the potential to disseminate the outputs of spatial vulnerability assessments to a wide range of communities, including public health decision-makers. Based on a previous assessment of socioeconomic vulnerability to dengue fever in Cali, Colombia, we developed and used a WebGIS tool to facilitate the visualization, exploration and dissemination of prevailing vulnerabilities to dengue fever in an interactive online environment. Results show that the tool presented here has distinct implications for policy and decision-making as it facilitates spatial prioritisation, both with respect to the intervention areas and the intervention measures needed to reduce human susceptibility and strengthen resilience to the disease.

Dimensions

Altmetric

PlumX Metrics

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
2013-11-01
Info
Issue
Section
Original Articles
Keywords:
dengue fever, vulnerability, visualization, WebGIS, decision support, Colombia.
Statistics
  • Abstract views: 1880

  • PDF: 1005
How to Cite
Kienberger, S., Hagenlocher, M., Delmelle, E., & Casas, I. (2013). A WebGIS tool for visualizing and exploring socioeconomic vulnerability to dengue fever in Cali, Colombia. Geospatial Health, 8(1), 313-316. https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2013.76