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Tracking the polio virus down the Congo River: a case study on the use of Google Earth™ in public health planning and mapping

Raoul Kamadjeu

Author Affiliations

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Global Immunization Division (GID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, 30333, USA

International Journal of Health Geographics 2009, 8:4  doi:10.1186/1476-072X-8-4

Published: 22 January 2009

Additional files

Additional file 1:

DRC kml district boundaries. The file shows a sample output of shape-to-kml conversion using a shape-to-kml converter. (Open with Google Earth).

Format: KML Size: 669KB Download file

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Additional file 2:

JavaScript XML parser code. This file shows the code of the JavaScript XML parser we used to extract values of kml tags <name> and <coordinates> to output a | separate file which can de secondarily loaded into a database (Open with a PDF reader).

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Additional file 3:

Density map php code generator. This file shows the PHP code we used to generate population density kml map for DRC. (Open with a PDF reader).

Format: PDF Size: 19KB Download file

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Additional file 4:

DRC population density map. The file shows the population density map of the Democratic Republic of Congo dynamically generated with php. (Open with Google Earth).

Format: ZIP Size: 147KB Download file

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