Spatial point pattern analysis of lung cancer in an urban area: Izmir case

Ozkan S., Tarhan Ç., Eser S., Yakut C., Saygin O.

Urban Data Management Society Symposium 2013, UDMS Annual 2013, London, United Kingdom, 29 - 31 May 2013, pp.77-88 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: London
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-88
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In health area, in order to conduct a reliable analysis of the diseases that threat public health and develop control strategies. This is required to investigate firstly how the disease are geographically distributed, secondly regions where disease is observed more dense, and thirdly their geo-statistical aspects. The aim of the study is to prepare spatially distribution map of the lung cancer cases in Izmir, Turkey, and are distributed on Izmir map via GIS. Spatial statistics are performed and the relations of geographical factors and the cancer data are discussed. Smart maps with tabular data and displaying cancer cases on a spatially distribution maps have been produced as end products. ArcGIS and Spatial Analyst module are used for the study. © 2013 Taylor & Francis Group.