HealthMap brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. This freely available Web site integrates outbreak data of varying reliability, ranging from news sources (such as Google News) to curated personal accounts (such as ProMED) to validated official alerts (such as World Health Organization). Through an automated text processing system, the data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location for user-friendly access to the original alert. HealthMap provides a jumping-off point for real-time information on emerging infectious diseases and has particular interest for public health officials and international travelers.
A selection of our social bookmarks sorted by category which we believe to be of general interest. If you prefer to look at the complete list, they are available from Delicious.
2 HealthMap | Global disease alert map
A visual browser for http://www.visualcomplexity.com using treemaps, tags and 'semantic distance' as navigation aids.
A model of a pandemic
Financial Times animation gives a general visual idea of the way an infectious disease can spread around the world, reflecting transmission between people locally and extended by extensive international travel.
Ageing in the UK
Good animation showing changing survival statistics in the UK, including projections
American Council on Science and Health - Riskometer and RiskRings
A US Riskometer
Flickr Photo Download: Reduce Your Odds Of Dying In A Plane Crash
Fatal air accidents broken down by destination, plane type, seat, month, airline
Glasgow Science Centre
Background to roadshow material on probability, including nice animation of Monty Hall, and with explanations labelled for educational level.
Heart Age Forecast Tool | Know Your Numbers
New Zealand Heart Foundation cardiovascular risk forecast
information aesthetics: infovis Archives
A collection of information visualizations
Metropolitan Police Service - Crime mapping
Crime map of London: areas appear to be classified as high crime rate if they are more than 2 standard deviations above the mean. The 'help' does not make clear how this is done with different sized areas. This grading system would be expected to classify around the top 2.5% of areas as 'high crime'.
NHS TOOL | Atlas of risk shows health risks & death rates by age, sex & region
Animated 'riskometer' showing cause-of-death rates either as circles or bars
susanna hertrich | reality checking device
displays the 'real risks' alongside the 'public outrage' as an interactive art-form
Taking a New Look at Health : GE
Data which drives Ben Fry's 'Health Visualizer'. The application is also available at http://files.gecompany.com/gecom/visualization/health_visualizer/healthv...