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Using ArcMap, Google Earth, and Global Positioning Systems to select and locate random households in rural Haiti

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (70th percentile)

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Title
Using ArcMap, Google Earth, and Global Positioning Systems to select and locate random households in rural Haiti
Published in
International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1476-072x-12-3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Peter J Wampler, Richard R Rediske, Azizur R Molla

Abstract

A remote sensing technique was developed which combines a Geographic Information System (GIS); Google Earth, and Microsoft Excel to identify home locations for a random sample of households in rural Haiti. The method was used to select homes for ethnographic and water quality research in a region of rural Haiti located within 9 km of a local hospital and source of health education in Deschapelles, Haiti. The technique does not require access to governmental records or ground based surveys to collect household location data and can be performed in a rapid, cost-effective manner.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Indonesia 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 86 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 21 23%
Student > Master 20 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 11%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Other 5 6%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 9 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 21%
Social Sciences 16 18%
Environmental Science 9 10%
Engineering 8 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 8%
Other 20 22%
Unknown 11 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 December 2015.
All research outputs
#3,350,971
of 14,577,254 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Health Geographics
#135
of 519 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#49,892
of 246,452 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Health Geographics
#16
of 55 outputs
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