PRISM^2 Workshop: Introduction to geovisualisation with infectious disease data

Geovisualisation is a set of tools and techniques for the visual exploration, analysis, synthesis and presentation of geospatial data. Given that infectious disease data often have important spatio-temporal components, geovisualisation can aid research by helping reveal patterns in data that assist with understanding and decision making.

On November 22, a number of researchers from across Spatial@Melbourne will run an Introduction to geovisualisation with infectious disease data Workshop for our colleagues in the PRISM² Centre for Research Excellence in Policy Relevant Infectious diseases Simulation and Mathematical Modelling.

This one day workshop will provide an introduction to using geovisualisation with infectious disease data. It will cover the basics of spatial data, together with its manipulation, linking, visualization and analysis. It will provide practical experience using several software platforms including the AURIN Portal (Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network), QGIS (a free and open-source geographic information system application) and the R statistics package. The practical exercises will make use of empirical data sets and participants are also encouraged to bring their own data.

The workshop will be taught by Dr Michael Rigby and Dr Martin Tomko from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering and Dr Jack Barton from AURIN.