Potential biases due to geocoding error in spatial analyses of official data.

@article{Hay2009PotentialBD,
  title={Potential biases due to geocoding error in spatial analyses of official data.},
  author={Geoff C Hay and Kypros Kypri and Peter A. Whigham and John Desmond Langley},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          562-567
        }
}
Geospatial methods have been used extensively to examine associations between alcohol outlet density and various harms; however, the literature offers too little methodological detail to assess possible geocoding biases in these studies. We used New Zealand liquor licensing and crime data to assess geocoding error. For the year with the best data, 69% of offences could be accurately mapped (91% of those in urban areas, 38% in rural areas). There was considerable urban-rural variation in the… CONTINUE READING

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