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Spatial information is being used increasingly in areas such as epidemiology, registries of case histories and analysis of health statistics.

example 1: North American Association of Central Cancer Registries

Where? North America
Description Using GIS in spatial analysis of cancer data to find patterns in mortality rates, prevalence and incidence mapping, and cancer etiology
Spatial outputs Relating cancer data to other data spatially requires geocoding using addresses

example 2: Caliper UK

Where? UK
Description Socio-economic and health data is presented for the UK
Spatial outputs Interactive maps for 6 themes which scale down to district level

example 3: World maps of diseases

Where? World
Description This World Health Organisation website is dedicated to travelers
Spatial outputs Provides maps showing distribution of 11 diseases and travel alert information for each country