Charting a path to location intelligence for STD control

Todd M. Gerber, Ping Du, Janelle Armstrong-Brown, Louise Anne McNutt, F. Bruce Coles

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This article describes the New York State Department of Health’s GeoDatabase project, which developed new methods and techniques for designing and building a geocoding and mapping data repository for sexually transmitted disease (STD) control. The GeoDatabase development was supported through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Outcome Assessment through Systems of Integrated Surveillance workgroup. The design and operation of the GeoDatabase relied upon commercial-off-the-shelf tools that other public health programs may also use for disease-control systems. This article provides a blueprint of the structure and software used to build the GeoDatabase and integrate location data from multiple data sources into the everyday activities of STD control programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-57
Number of pages9
JournalPublic Health Reports
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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