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Web GIS in practice III: creating a simple interactive map of England's Strategic Health Authorities using Google Maps API, Google Earth KML, and MSN Virtual Earth Map Control

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Health Geographics, September 2005
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1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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Title
Web GIS in practice III: creating a simple interactive map of England's Strategic Health Authorities using Google Maps API, Google Earth KML, and MSN Virtual Earth Map Control
Published in
International Journal of Health Geographics, September 2005
DOI 10.1186/1476-072x-4-22
Pubmed ID
Authors

Maged N Kamel Boulos

Abstract

This eye-opener article aims at introducing the health GIS community to the emerging online consumer geoinformatics services from Google and Microsoft (MSN), and their potential utility in creating custom online interactive health maps. Using the programmable interfaces provided by Google and MSN, we created three interactive demonstrator maps of England's Strategic Health Authorities. These can be browsed online at http://www.healthcybermap.org/GoogleMapsAPI/ - Google Maps API (Application Programming Interface) version, http://www.healthcybermap.org/GoogleEarthKML/ - Google Earth KML (Keyhole Markup Language) version, and http://www.healthcybermap.org/MSNVirtualEarth/ - MSN Virtual Earth Map Control version. Google and MSN's worldwide distribution of "free" geospatial tools, imagery, and maps is to be commended as a significant step towards the ultimate "wikification" of maps and GIS. A discussion is provided of these emerging online mapping trends, their expected future implications and development directions, and associated individual privacy, national security and copyrights issues. Although ESRI have announced their planned response to Google (and MSN), it remains to be seen how their envisaged plans will materialize and compare to the offerings from Google and MSN, and also how Google and MSN mapping tools will further evolve in the near future.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 3%
United Kingdom 4 2%
Canada 2 1%
India 2 1%
Kenya 2 1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Other 5 3%
Unknown 171 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 39 20%
Student > Bachelor 34 17%
Researcher 31 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 6%
Other 37 19%
Unknown 19 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 43 22%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 23 12%
Environmental Science 21 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 10%
Engineering 17 9%
Other 46 24%
Unknown 25 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. 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 21 October 2020.
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#3,008,326
of 19,188,609 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Health Geographics
#119
of 610 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,113
of 127,751 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Health Geographics
#1
of 7 outputs
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