The CML specializes in applying geographic information systems (GIS) software and hardware to digitally link data and geography to generate spatial databases, maps, spatial statistical analyses, and mapping applications, providing a useful way to reveal spatial and temporal relationships among data.
By using GIS to visualize geographic relationships that affect health outcomes, public health risks, disease transmission, access to health care, and other public health concerns, the CML conducts spatial research, policy analysis, and develops mapping applications of value to investigators at Penn and beyond.
• CML Data Sources (Example: NeighborhoodBase or CrimeBase)
• Data preparation and geocoding
• Database integration and linking
• Printed map
• Interactive mapping application for smartphones, tablets and computers
• Spatial statistics and regression
• Site location analysis
• Network analysis
• Hotspot or cluster analysis
• Free GIS software for Penn students
• Training or classroom instruction