spatialepidemiology.netlogo provides a map-based interface for the display and analysis of infectious disease epidemiological data, including molecular data, utilising Google Maps and Google Earth.

Mashing together genetic and epidemiological data, utilising the mapping tools provided by Google, is providing an important new way of analysing and displaying epidemiological data. This approach is likely to grow as Google Maps and Google Earth are free resources, which can readily be linked to epidemiological data and analysis programs via a simple to use and intuitive web interface.

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Our initial three datasets illustrate some of the uses of Google Maps to display epidemiological data.  These include the display of molecular typing data obtained for a number of major bacterial pathogens using multilocus sequence typing (MLST), the surveillance of the distribution and spread of the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis which is causing widespread declines and extinctions of amphibian species, and the surveillance of drug-resistant bacteria in Europe.


We provide the facility to geocode your own spatial data (e.g. on the distribution of a pathogen, or pathogen genotypes, or the location of infectious disease outbreaks) and display it on a permanent map. Maps can take the form of a simple collection of points or can contain user-defined groupings of data allowing more complex displays – e,g, the distribution on the map of the location and extent of a disease in different years.

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