Via ECDC: New GIS tool for disease mapping launched. Click through to download the system.
ECDC launches a web-based geographic information system (GIS) tool that supports production of maps. The tool, called ECDC Map Maker or EMMa, targets communicable disease surveillance experts to identify disease patterns in surveillance data or during outbreak investigations.
The maps are based on disease and other data related to geographical locations that the user imports in a comma separated value (CSV) format. To facilitate data preparation, EMMa offers a CSV template. The user can choose to display the data on one of the existing base maps or from a wide range of display options. Maps can be exported in a number of layout standard formats for presentations, reports and websites.
EMMa is publicly available and free of charge. Users of EMMa retain ownership of the maps they produce; users' data and mapping projects are stored only on their computers.