A GIS-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION SOURCE FOR MALAYSIAN CONTEXT

Abstract
In this paper, we propose a GIS-based system for collection and targeted distribution of latest alerts and real-time environmental factors to the Malaysian population. We call it the Environmental Health Management System (EHMS). This GIS-based system is designed to facilitate and encourage research into environmental health quality issues by providing a comprehensive tracking and monitoring tool. This GIS-based system is embedded with Google Maps API and Geocoding API services to visualize the location and environmental health reports from the aggregated online newspaper and social media news feeds. We introduce the design and implementation of EHMS, including the web frontend, backend, ontology, database, data acquisition, classification engine, and the standard news feeds.

Authors
Lau Tiu Chung1, Lau Bee Theng2, Henry Lee Seldon3
Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Malaysia1, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Malaysia2, Multimedia University, Melaka, Malaysia3

Keywords
Environmental Health, Wellness Program, Geographic Information Systems, Information System, Maps
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Soft Computing
( Volume: 3 , Issue: 3 )
Date of Publication :
April 2013

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