Boston Children's Hospital created HealthMap, a mashup that helps to obtain information about emerging public health threats according to users' locations.
Users can receive alerts of health data related to diseases infected via people, insects, and animals. This system is useful to stay updated with the current Ebola outbreak. Formal and informal sources can make predictions about the plans to eradicate diseases in the website. For now, citizens can take preventions before arranging traveling plans.
HealthMap uses the integration services of ProMED Mail, World Health Organization, GeoSentinel, OIE, FAO, EuroSurveillance, Google News, Moreover, WDIN, Baidu News, and SOSO Info. Software includes applications from Google Maps, GoogleMapAPI for PHP, and Google Translate API.
With the power and scope of GIS growing as new tools become available, Jason Baker’s article on opensource.com celebrated the arrival of GIS Day on November 19 by discussing three viable alternatives to Google Maps API for creating interactive web maps for a range of use cases.
This is the final part of our series How to Add Postcode-Based Proximity Search With Open Data. After going through each of the steps, you're ready to build the app. In this part of our series we bring together the pieces and build a pub locating application that demonstrates how they work together.