Geospatial Exposure to Point-of-Sale Tobacco: Real-time craving and smoking-cessation outcomes

submitted by: tomkirchner
Background: Little is known about the factors that drive the association between point-of-sale marketing and behavior, because methods that directly link individual-level use outcomes to real-world point-of-sale exposure are only now beginning to be developed. Purpose: Daily outcomes during smoking cessation were examined as a function of both real-time geospatial exposure to point-of-sale tobacco (POST) and subjective craving to smoke. Methods: Continuous individual geospatial location data...
Authors: Thomas Kirchner, Jennifer Cantrell, Andrew Anesetti-Rothermel, Ollie Ganz, Donna Vallone, David Abrams

Theme: Geographic Information Systems and Childhood Obesity

submitted by: blytton
There is no single solution to the childhood obesity epidemic, but there is a need for transdisciplinary collaboration and approaches that consider the potential mechanisms that promote or reduce obesity at all levels of enquiry, from cells to society. In this theme issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, we focus on place (obesogenic and leptogenic environments), specifically the use of GIS, related technologies, and spatial analytical methods in the study of childhood...
Authors: Stephen A. Matthews, Celeste Marie Torio

Geomapping reveals environmental influence on behaviors and cancer risk

submitted by: mdanderson

In her research, Lorraine Reitzel, Ph.D., uses geographic information systems technology, with the help of Seann Regan, to obtain information about a geographic area. This allows her to better understand why people engage in certain behaviors and how their environment impacts health and cancer risk.

Militarization of Education

submitted by: mmmorale

Spatial analysis of GIS maps to show correlations between schools and military recruitment in low-income areas of San Diego.

Auditory Interfaces for Indoor navigation

submitted by: shreyans2

This video explains our current research in the VEMI lab to find best possible interface for indoor navigation to be used by blind and sighted users.

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Banning Outdoor Tobacco Advertising Near Schools and Playgrounds

submitted by: asorg
Background: The tobacco industry has challenged new FDA rules restricting outdoor tobacco advertising near schools and playgrounds on First Amendment grounds, arguing that they would lead to a near complete ban on tobacco advertising in dense urban areas. Purpose: To examine how the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA) rules banning outdoor tobacco advertising near schools and playgrounds would affect tobacco retailers. Methods: GIS spatial analyses of two...
Authors: Kurt m. Ribisl, Douglas a. Luke

Introducing Sourcemap: the Open Source Platform for Sustainability and Supply Chain Transparency

submitted by: amerigo
How can we begin to make sustainable decisions without information about the products and services we buy? At Sourcemap, we believe you have a right to know where things come from and what they're made of. Sourcemap is a free and open platform for understanding the social and environmental impacts of modern supply chains. It is a rich social tool for crowd-sourcing information from producers, designers and consumers to build a comprehensive catalog of consumer products. Built-in...

Maps and Locals (MALS) LTER ASM09 Workgroup - Part 4

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
We propose a four-hour product oriented working group to make progress on the research agenda concerning Maps and Locals (MALS) that we proposed in our recent application for a LTER supplement grant. The goal of MALS is for each participating LTER site to compile land use maps for three points in time for its site, and then to characterize the changes over time both quantitative and qualitatively. The four hours is organized into a pair of two-hour sessions. Gil Pontius will lead the first...

Maps and Locals (MALS) LTER ASM09 Workgroup - Part 2

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
We propose a four-hour product oriented working group to make progress on the research agenda concerning Maps and Locals (MALS) that we proposed in our recent application for a LTER supplement grant. The goal of MALS is for each participating LTER site to compile land use maps for three points in time for its site, and then to characterize the changes over time both quantitative and qualitatively. The four hours is organized into a pair of two-hour sessions. Gil Pontius will lead the first...

Maps and Locals (MALS) LTER ASM09 Workgroup - Part 3

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
We propose a four-hour product oriented working group to make progress on the research agenda concerning Maps and Locals (MALS) that we proposed in our recent application for a LTER supplement grant. The goal of MALS is for each participating LTER site to compile land use maps for three points in time for its site, and then to characterize the changes over time both quantitative and qualitatively. The four hours is organized into a pair of two-hour sessions. Gil Pontius will lead the first...