PGCon2008 - Final - we hope

PGCon 2008
The PostgreSQL Conference

Christian Jauvin
Day Talks - second day (2008-05-23)
Room A
Start time 13:30
Duration 01:00
ID 96
Event type lecture
Track Advanced Features
Language en


A PostgreSQL/MapServer WebGIS application for Public Health Surveillance

We make extensive use of PostgreSQL and its spatial extension PostGIS.

We use this for the development of a Web application/framework for Public Health Surveillance, with two goals:

(1) to provide a way to manage and visualize spatial information about cases of disease in a flexible and portable manner, and

(2) to provide a way to easily connect to external statistical and analytical software (in particular we make use of the SaTScan software).