Sommaire de la publication

Sommaire de la publication

Bernier, E., P. Gosselin, T. Badard, Y. BĂ©dard, 2009, Easier Surveillance Of Climate-Related Health Vulnerabilities Through A Web-Based Spatial Olap Application, International Journal of Health Geographics, Vol8, No. 18

Abstract

Climate change has significant impact on peopleÂ’s health. PopulationÂ’s vulnerabilities
depend on several factors of different nature (biological, psychological,
environmental, social, economic). Surveillance of climate-related health
vulnerabilities must take into account these different factors, their interdependence, as
well as their spatial and temporal inherent aspects at the local, regional and national
scales for informed comparisons and contextual analysis. Current transaction-based
systems, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), were not meant to support
such analysis complexity. To be efficient, surveillance tools must rely on spatial
decision-support or Business Intelligence (BI) technologies which are specifically
designed to support complex cross-analyses, comparisons between regions or epochs,
summarized information and detailed information, pattern discovery, trends at
different scales, etc.