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Decentralized and reproducible geocoding and characterization of community and environmental exposures for multisite studies

Cole Brokamp, Chris Wolfe, Todd Lingren, John Harley, Patrick Ryan
2017 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
Results: Within a multisite study, 52 244 study participants' addresses across 5 sites were geocoded with a median distance to roadway of 10 022m and a median census tract income of $57 266, demonstrating  ...  Compared to other commonly used geocoding platforms, DeGAUSS had similar geocoding and geomarker assessment accuracies.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to acknowledge Ting Sa for performing geocoding with SAS and the following individuals who tried DeGAUSS in its initial multisite study test and provided valuable  ... 
doi:10.1093/jamia/ocx128 pmid:29126118 fatcat:2gqwqxuql5gr7botqbs6oqmxym

Geocoding police collision report data from California: a comprehensive approach

John M Bigham, Thomas M Rice, Swati Pande, Junhak Lee, Shin Park, Nicolas Gutierrez, David R Ragland
2009 International Journal of Health Geographics  
Intersection and address geocoding was performed using ArcGIS, StreetMap Pro 2003 digital street network, and Google Earth Pro.  ...  Conclusions: The availability of geocoded collision data will be beneficial to clinicians, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the fields of traffic safety and public health.  ...  Acknowledgements Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through the California Office of Traffic Safety (grant # TR0803).  ... 
doi:10.1186/1476-072x-8-72 pmid:20040106 pmcid:PMC2806385 fatcat:eyfjbke2nfeb3pm5uyt2o2riaa

Influence of geocoding quality on environmental exposure assessment of children living near high traffic roads

Paul A Zandbergen
2007 BMC Public Health  
The widespread availability of powerful geocoding tools in commercial GIS software and the interest in spatial analysis at the individual level have made address geocoding a widely employed technique in  ...  The effect of this error was evaluated by analyzing the proximity of street and parcel geocoded locations to road segments with high traffic volume and determining the accuracy of the classification using  ...  As the capabilities of GIS have improved, address geocoding has become a very accessi-ble research methodology and as a result the individual address is becoming a standard level of spatial investigation  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-37 pmid:17367533 pmcid:PMC1838415 fatcat:h5z7wvthg5hcrouvhigvmhfsbq

Characterizing Urban Traffic Exposures Using Transportation Planning Tools: An Illustrated Methodology for Health Researchers

Christine L. Rioux, David M. Gute, Doug Brugge, Scott Peterson, Barbara Parmenter
2010 Journal of urban health  
The method is based on two exposure parameters extensively used in numerous epidemiologic studies of traffic and health-proximity to high traffic roadways and overall traffic density.  ...  Agencies and planners across the USA but presented here as a new application which can be used to spatially assess possible traffic-related impacts on susceptible populations.  ...  Katherine Tucker of the Tufts School of Nutrition and Boston Puerto Rican Center for Population Health and Health Disparities Project for access to the study population data.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11524-009-9419-7 pmid:20094920 pmcid:PMC2845826 fatcat:2kllrt6xlbfmbjgkpbh7x7nyf4

Positional error and time-activity patterns in near-highway proximity studies: an exposure misclassification analysis

Kevin J Lane, Madeleine Kangsen Scammell, Jonathan I Levy, Christina H Fuller, Ron Parambi, Wig Zamore, Mkaya Mwamburi, Doug Brugge
2013 Environmental Health  
to roadways.  ...  The potential effect of positional error for each geocoding method was assessed as part of a proximity to highway epidemiological study in the Boston area, using all participants with complete address  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the members of the CAFEH Steering Committee: Ellin Reisner, John Durant, Baolian Kuang, Lydia Lowe, Edna Carrasco, M.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1476-069x-12-75 pmid:24010639 pmcid:PMC3907019 fatcat:7lduvnb4arf2dlxk4rb67jfrjq

Error and Bias in Determining Exposure Potential of Children at School Locations Using Proximity-Based GIS Techniques

Paul A. Zandbergen, Joseph W. Green
2007 Environmental Health Perspectives  
Bias and error are introduced by lack of positional accuracy and lack of repeatability of geocoding of school locations.  ...  BACKGROUND: The widespread availability of powerful tools in commercial geographic information system (GIS) software has made address geocoding a widely employed technique in spatial epidemiologic studies  ...  As the capabilities of GIS have improved, address geocoding has become a very accessible research methodology, and as a result the individual address is becoming a standard level of spatial investigation  ... 
doi:10.1289/ehp.9668 pmid:17805429 pmcid:PMC1964899 fatcat:bdkpy5muv5gbtgszy6fvsoj374

Highway proximity associated with cardiovascular disease risk: the influence of individual-level confounders and exposure misclassification

Doug Brugge, Kevin Lane, Luz T Padró-Martínez, Andrea Stewart, Kyle Hoesterey, David Weiss, Ding Ding Wang, Jonathan I Levy, Allison P Patton, Wig Zamore, Mkaya Mwamburi
2013 Environmental Health  
Distance was assigned using ortho-photo corrected parcel matching, as well as less precise approaches such as simple parcel matching and geocoding addresses to street networks.  ...  Our analyses emphasize the importance of controlling for the risk of differential exposure misclassification from geocoding error.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the members of the CAFEH Steering Committee: Ellin Reisner, John Durant  ... 
doi:10.1186/1476-069x-12-84 pmid:24090339 pmcid:PMC3907023 fatcat:yiu7qbh5dnfetnbevmuwark33m

Building and Maintaining a Statewide Transportation Framework

Kenneth Dueker, Paul Bender
2003 Transportation Research Record  
Business needs were assessed in terms of spatial and temporal accuracy needs of stakeholders and users of a state-wide Transportation Framework.  ...  The paper concludes with a synthesis of issues, including determining the desired robustness of the Transportation Framework and cost allocation principles for possible add-on enhancements.  ...  Attribute it minimally to support simple routing and address geocoding applications. • Enable its gradual improvement in spatial accuracy and correspondence with other layers on an as-needed, ad-hoc basis  ... 
doi:10.3141/1836-12 fatcat:wplblbmyqjaazbz526k4top27e

Effect of geocoding errors on traffic-related air pollutant exposure and concentration estimates

Rajiv Ganguly, Stuart Batterman, Vlad Isakov, Michelle Snyder, Michael Breen, Wilma Brakefield-Caldwell
2015 Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology  
These errors depend on the geocoding method and the underlying data, for example, addresses and shape files.  ...  the road network.  ...  for Economic and Social Services, Community  ... 
doi:10.1038/jes.2015.1 pmid:25670023 pmcid:PMC4532655 fatcat:fbcs7rkymzfi5evnu36hynksmu

Proximity of public elementary schools to major roads in Canadian urban areas

Ofer Amram, Rebecca Abernethy, Michael Brauer, Hugh Davies, Ryan W Allen
2011 International Journal of Health Geographics  
Results: Addresses were obtained for 1,556 public elementary schools, 95% of which were successfully geocoded.  ...  School addresses were geocoded and proximity to the nearest major road, defined using a standardized national road classification scheme, was calculated for each school.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank those who collected the air pollution and noise data. We are also grateful to Dr. Winnie Chu and her staff for analyzing NO x samples.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1476-072x-10-68 pmid:22188682 pmcid:PMC3283477 fatcat:fdcokrw2ynah5do25txzvzi4iq

Geospatial Visualization of Mobile Stroke Unit Dispatches: A Method to Optimize Service Performance

James P. Rhudy Jr., Anne W. Alexandrov, Joseph Rike, Tomas Bryndziar, Ana Hossein Zadeh Maleki, Victoria Swatzell, Wendy Dusenbury, E. Jeffrey Metter, Andrei V. Alexandrov
2018 Interventional Neurology  
Conclusion: Our findings will facilitate determination of socio-spatial antecedents of neighborhood overutilization of 911 and MSU services in our urban neighborhoods and service delivery optimization  ...  We confirmed visual impressions of clusters from map inspection by local Moran's I, boxplot inspection, and t test.  ...  The full street address of our MSU fire department base was geocoded using the same procedures.  ... 
doi:10.1159/000490581 pmid:30410526 pmcid:PMC6216787 fatcat:7ukm6lq77veepddtdxvv4p3axy

Exposure to Traffic and Left Ventricular Mass and Function

Victor C. Van Hee, Sara D. Adar, Adam A. Szpiro, R. Graham Barr, David A. Bluemke, Ana V. Diez Roux, Edward A. Gill, Lianne Sheppard, Joel D. Kaufman
2009 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine  
Measurements and Main Results: Relative to participants living more than 150 m from a major roadway, participants living within 50 m of a major roadway showed an adjusted 1.4 g/m 2 (95% CI, 0.3-2.5) higher  ...  We estimated air pollution exposures using residential proximity to major roadways and interpolated concentrations of fine particulate matter (less than 2.5 microns in diameter).  ...  Accuracy of this method of geocoding and measuring distances depends to a large extent on the underlying accuracy of the road network used for these procedures, as well as the availability of accurate  ... 
doi:10.1164/rccm.200808-1344oc pmid:19164703 pmcid:PMC2675567 fatcat:bnhbrv6v2bd5nndbup5lsomtpi

Racial Differences in Geographic Access to Medical Care as Measured by Patient Report and Geographic Information Systems

Michelle S. Wong, David T. Grande, Nandita Mitra, Archana Radhakrishnan, Charles C. Branas, Katelyn R. Ward, Craig E. Pollack
2017 Medical Care  
affect the accuracy of GIS-calculated travel times.  ...  However, the validity of these studies depends on the accuracy of travel times by patient race.  ...  Wong's salary is supported by the National Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (T32DK062707). Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1097/mlr.0000000000000774 pmid:28731892 pmcid:PMC5554077 fatcat:2yyc3t27snc2vjqdyhar2jm43m

Quantifying the magnitude of environmental exposure misclassification when using imprecise address proxies in public health research

Martin A. Healy, Jason A. Gilliland
2012 Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology  
In spatial epidemiologic and public health research it is common to use spatially aggregated units such as centroids of postal/zip codes, census tracts, dissemination areas, blocks or block groups as proxies  ...  The purpose of this study is to quantify the magnitude of distance errors and accessibility misclassification that result from using several commonly-used address proxies in public health research.  ...  Improving the accuracy of our distance calculations increases the utility of our findings for making decisions and enacting policies aimed at improving a population's spatial accessibility to environmental  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sste.2012.02.006 pmid:22469491 fatcat:cpx7nahef5axvcarrtgg5cexhu

A Review of Spatial Methods in Epidemiology, 2000–2010

Amy H. Auchincloss, Samson Y. Gebreab, Christina Mair, Ana V. Diez Roux
2012 Annual Review of Public Health  
Understanding the impact of place on health is a key element of epidemiologic investigation, and numerous tools are being employed for analysis of spatial health-related data.  ...  Results summarized frequency of spatial methods and substantive focus; graphs explored trends over time.  ...  Several articles discussed novel ways to improve accuracy of geocodes by using telephone exchanges in combination with other address data (111, 133) .  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031811-124655 pmid:22429160 pmcid:PMC3638991 fatcat:mlni3c6d7zhtnaojne75n6rknq
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