Social Media and GIS

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Tools for extracting data from social media technology for public health surveillance are becoming increasingly popular. This is a ripe area for research. The following are some of these tools:

HealthMap
Influenzanet
Medisys
Crowdbreaks
BioCaster
MappyHealth
Flu Near You
ProMED-mail
Bio.Diaspora
Google Flu Trends


This New England Journal of Medicine article also provides some interesting links on harnessing the web for public health surveillance.

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