Geo-spatial informatics in international public health nursing education

Madeleine J Kerr, Michelle L.L. Honey, Brittany Krzyzanowski

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This poster describes results of an undergraduate nursing informatics experience. Students applied geo-spatial methods to community assessments in two urban regions of New Zealand and the United States. Students used the Omaha System standardized language to code their observations during a brief community assessment activity and entered their data into a mapping program developed in Esri ArcGIS Online, a geographic information system. Results will be displayed in tables and maps to allow comparison among the communities. The next generation of nurses can employ geo-spatial informatics methods to contribute to innovative community assessment, planning and policy development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2016 - eHealth for All
Subtitle of host publicationEvery Level Collaboration - From Project to Realization
EditorsWalter Sermeus, Patrick Weber, Paula M. Procter
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996576
StatePublished - 2016
Event13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 25 2016Jun 29 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 IMIA and IOS Press.


  • Community assessment
  • Geo-spatial science
  • Geographic information system
  • Nursing education
  • Omaha System
  • Public health informatics


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