ENDIG: Interactive Geovisualization of Surveillance Systems for Notifiable Diseases in Europe

N.B. Tjaden*, Justine I. Blanford

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National disease surveillance systems are among the most important tools for the observation and management of communicable diseases. They help to detect outbreaks and monitor the success of public health responses. The European Union aims to harmonize the European landscape of disease surveillance systems for better interoperability across the member states. However, the progress of these efforts is difficult to assess, as information is available in different formats, written reports or numerous tables for individual diseases. Here we present ENDIG, an interactive geovisualization tool, that makes the existing information easily accessible to end users and researchers in public health and adjoining disciplines. ENDIG allows for convenient exploration about the development of national disease surveillance systems for more than 60 diseases in the EU member states, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, over the course of the past 7 years (2015–2021).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science
Subtitle of host publicationSpatial data for design
EditorsP. van Oosterom, H. Ploeger, A. Mansourian, S. Scheider, R. Lemmens, B. van Loenen
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2023
Event26th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, AGILE 2023: Spatial data for design - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 13 Jun 202316 Jun 2023
Conference number: 26

Publication series

NameAGILE: GIScience Series


Conference26th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, AGILE 2023
Abbreviated titleAGILE 2023
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  • Disease surveillance
  • shiny
  • Geovisualization
  • notifiable diseases
  • geohealth
  • Geo-health


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