Shaun A. Langley

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Michigan's Department of Community Health (MDCH) is responsible for managing hospitals through the utilization of a Certificate of Need (CON) Commission. Regulation is achieved by limiting the number of beds a hospital can use for inpatient services. MDCH assigns hospitals to service areas and sub areas by use patterns. Hospital beds are then assigned(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent publications surrounding Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) broadly represent the belief among some in the academic community that non-scientists can be engaged in and benefit from spatial data analysis (Con-nors et al. a field previously reserved exclusively for academics. Focus on VGI represents a paradigm shift from viewing(More)
There has been much progress in the development of geographic information systems (GIS), geocoding services, mapping, and geographic technology standards (Wellar, 2010). Developments in the last decade have resulted in a dramatic increase in the use of geographic theories, data, methods, and tools in numerous areas of biomedical and public health research.(More)
This peer-reviewed article was published immediately upon acceptance. It can be downloaded, printed and distributed freely for any purposes (see copyright notice below). Articles in Source Code for Biology and Medicine are listed in PubMed and archived at PubMed Central. which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided(More)
The past decade has seen an explosion in the availability of spatial data not only for researchers, but the public alike. As the quantity of data increases, the ability to effectively navigate and understand the data becomes more challenging. Here we detail a conceptual model for a spatially explicit database management system that addresses the issues(More)
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