The Veterans Clinic Map Project

Almost a year ago Professor Angela Drake asked me if I’d deliver the keynote address at the next Veterans Clinic Symposium.  I was beyond surprised.  I never thought of myself as a keynote speaker kind of guy.  I have always viewed myself as a sort of problem solver guy. But, when Professor Drakes asks you to do something to help your fellow veterans she has a purpose and a plan.  She laid out her belief that this mapping stuff that I do might have a practical application in helping veterans make stronger disability claims, and if they lost their claim, it might help them present a stronger appeal to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington D.C. , or lead to some needed rule-making by the Department of Veterans Affairs. I have come to learn that there are two types of VA claims.  There are the presumption claims and Read More …

GeoVelo: Big in China

Not really.  Let me explain.  Like I have noted in the past, the www.GeoVelo.org website has been mostly dormant since its inception. However, a few weeks ago I committed to making a sustained effort to communicate with our clients via this website and the GeoVelo Facebook page. Conventional wisdom says I am supposed to use lots of key words like GIS, HIPAA, Business Intelligence, Tableau, Hospital Patient Data, and Analytics. Did the prior sentence come across like the crass exploitation of a hard working SEO algorithm that it was meant as?  I hope so. Anyway, you my eleven dear readers are in for a show. Because I intend to really stick with this effort (I made him a promise) and these stream of consciousness posts are likely to reveal far more about me than I would otherwise be inclined to share. The Internet is forever. Now, on to this China* business. As Read More …

States Streamline Public Health with GIS

CWD:  Writing an article about GIS and Public Health without including several maps is a difficult task.  Its painting word pictures of something who’s magic can only be experienced by sight and with ample time to ponder the relationships the maps reveal. While the article links to a few maps, most of the links are to top level domains.  If you are curious about how your data might appear, and the insights you might gain from a GIS approach, all you have to do is contact us at GeoVelo. Mapping technology is helping local governments better visualize data and effectively tackle local health issues. by Juliet Van Wagenen – Juliet is the senior web editor for StateTech and HealthTech magazines. In her six years as a journalist she has covered everything from aerospace to indie music reviews — but she is unfailingly partial to covering technology. New mapping software could be Read More …