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International Programs - Information Gateway

International Programs - Information Gateway
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 1. What is the International Data Base? The International Data Base (IDB) offers a variety of demographic indicators for countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more. World and Region demographic indicators in the IDB, including population totals, exclude the populations of countries and areas with fewer than 5,000 people. The IDB has provided access to demographic data for over 25 years to governments, academics, other organizations, and the public. 2. The IDB provides many types of demographic data, including: · Estimates and projections of: Birth, death, and growth rates, migration rates, infant mortality, and life expectancy Fertility rates Total population and population by age and sex 3. The following ZIP file contains the complete data set which has currently been released and is used by the International Data Base tool. 4. 5. The following reports cover fertility, mortality, and migration: 6. (play button). 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

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Geography of Coffee What is the geography of coffee? This is the confluence of two of my great passions: learning about the world (geography) and enjoying a hot, bitter beverage (coffee)! In my environmental geography course, I usually spend at least two class sessions discussing the relationship between the beverage in my cup and the bean on the bush. For me, coffee is an excellent jumping-off point for understanding natural resource conservation and exploitation, equity in international trade, the geographic displacement of environmental problems, and global patterns of colonization (described succinctly in ICO's Story of Coffee) and post-colonial economic relationships. This page is my humble contribution to the discussion. The Trauma Signature of Hurricane Sandy By James Shultz and Yuval Neria Published November 14, 2012 Two feet of snow blankets the trails of Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia—on Halloween! Eight million mid-Atlantic residents lose electricity. Jamaica takes a direct hit from a newly minted Category 1 hurricane.

SAGES: A Suite of Freely-Available Software Tools for Electronic Disease Surveillance in Resource-Limited Settings Public health surveillance is undergoing a revolution driven by advances in the field of information technology. Many countries have experienced vast improvements in the collection, ingestion, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of public health data. Resource-limited countries have lagged behind due to challenges in information technology infrastructure, public health resources, and the costs of proprietary software. The Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES) is a collection of modular, flexible, freely-available software tools for electronic disease surveillance in resource-limited settings. One or more SAGES tools may be used in concert with existing surveillance applications or the SAGES tools may be used en masse for an end-to-end biosurveillance capability.

How to use google maps to share routes Google Maps the best mapping service and is the largest, most popular map service in the world. This application is very useful when traveling , whether on a vehicle, walking, cycling or hiking and can even be used as a GPS. But most of us are unaware that you can share your routes. Today in this tutorial i’ll teach you how to share a Google Maps route easily, you only have to follow the steps listed below. Each of these steps will be explained and accompanied image for each of you can understand without any problem. How to share Google Maps route?

Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Laboratory (SEER Lab) SEER Lab leads study on space-time stability of plague hosts in Azerbaijan Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, remains a human health risk. The disease circulates in rodent populations and can be a major health threat in developing nations with large […] SEER Lab co-authors study on Georgian livestock brucellosis R2V, raster to vector conversion, GIS, mapping, CAD R2V is an advanced raster to vector conversion software for automated map digitizing, GIS data capture and CAD conversion applications. R2V is currently being used in more than 60 countries by thousands of users for mapping and GIS data conversion applications. R2V supports fully automatic vectorization and interactive line tracing from scanned maps and drawings.

PAIGH Home Home Join AAG Knowledge Communities Jobs Contribute Bookstore Contact Us RSS Problems logging in? Get Help The Pan-American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH) is a technical and scientific body of the Organization of American States specializing in the areas of cartography, geography, history and geophysics. For 80 years, the organization has promoted collaboration throughout the Americas by sponsoring conferences, publishing journals and organizing workshops. MosquitoMap and the Mal-area calculator: new web tools to relate mosquito species distribution with vector borne disease MosquitoMap website The web server hosting the MosquitoMap home page provides access to historical accounts for particular datasets, information on how to contribute data, and metadata information for vector and pathogen models. The data portal within the MosquitoMap webpage leads to the application server containing the map viewer and mosquito collection database.

Nigerian Summit Maps Better Data Sharing The 2011 Nigeria Health and Mapping Summit included more than 120 participants. Geographic information systems (GIS) offer enormous potential for furthering understanding of public health and improving health outcomes. However, in Nigeria the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) has for years operated without access to the data necessary for these approaches. MEASURE Evaluation, along with the Nigerian FMoH and mapping agencies, organized the country’s first Health and Mapping Summit, held this October 18-19 in Abuja, to address this gap. The 2011 Nigeria Health and Mapping Summit: Enlisting National Mapping Agencies in Improving Health Outcomes brought together 120 participants including Members of Parliament, program managers, leaders from local and international NGOs and donor agencies such as USAID, the World Health Organization and the World Bank. Summary of the 2011 Nigeria Health and Mapping Summit

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