GIS and Health Part 2


Its time for another paper review! Like I’ve said before reviewing papers in GIS is great for picking up ideas and methodology that you can apply to your own analysis. Or in this case of the paper I have chosen, look critically and sharpen those critiquing muscles.

The paper:

Jakariya. M.D., and Bhattacharya, P. 2007. Use of GIS in local level participatory planning for arsenic mitigation: a case study from Matlab Upazila, Bangladesh. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 42(12).1933-1944.

What is this study about?

This study seeks to link participatory water usage habits, safe/unsafe well sites, and GIS to identify best places for the drilling of new safe water wells in Matlab Upazila Bangladesh. Populations have been documents as having very high rates of Arsenic poisoning as well as a massive population.

Participatory GIS: The study uses data collected from villagers…

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