Underpinning spatial query, analysis and display of health datasets – UNSW City Futures Research Centre
Prof Chris Pettit of the City Futures Research Centre at UNSW undertakes urban research from a spatial perspective, which allows for the integration of many data types (e.g. infrastructure, demographics etc.) across various level of geography which can be used to support an evidenced based approach to scenario planning.
In this demonstration project, med.data.edu.au is helping Prof Pettit to undertake spatial research on health-related datasets by securely hosting 3 health datasets that contain text-based address information: The National Health Services Directory (NHSD); NSW Fall-related injury hospitalisations and the MyHospitals dataset which includes address information of over 1,000 Australian public and private hospitals.
med.data.edu.au is also providing cloud-based tools to geocode this data, aggregate it into different levels of ABS geography resolutions (e.g. SA1 and SA2). This processed data is then made available through a machine to machine connection to the AURIN Portal (pictured). The portal comprises a sophisticated suite of spatial data query and analysis tools and allows these health datasets to be analysed with other comparable data available. AURIN provides access to over 1,200 other spatial datasets, and access to these additional datasets through med.data.edu.au provide an important contribution of data for the Australian urban research community to use to undertake research excellence and support city policy and decision making.
Read more at AURIN