I received a cool tip off from the good folks at Esri who’ve enlightened me a little not only on a great effort called “GeoMedicine” (FYI, the topic of medical geography was a favorite of mine back in my U Vic days when I was studying my fave classes on medical geography under the late Dr. Harold Foster) – this is a fabulous move as I’m a huge fan of any developers providing analytical and visualization tools that combine medical data with geographic analysis.
Here’s how the app works… The user can enter addresses of places lived or spent time and see public health information for those locations. The app uses publicly available data from the EPA Toxic Release Inventory and the NIH’s known chemical database. Future versions will include additional databases for water quality, lead contamination, cancer, mortality, and poverty. Mapping API provided by ArcGIS API for iOS.
The mobile (iPhone) app, built using the Esri ArcGIS API for iOS is now available in the iTunes store (although I seem to be having issues finding it on my mobile client) see iTunes