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Development of Local health Care Planning and Demanding in Saudi Arabia By Using GIS Applications

Author(s): Magdy Shayboub Ali Mahmoud

Journal: Journal of Current Engineering Research
ISSN 2250-2637

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: GIS; Health planners; network analysis; hospital served demand; spatial data

The purpose and the goal of the paper is to show how Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can be used to support health planning and demanding on a micro-scale and explore the possibilities of using GIS for health care services in hospitals at Saudi Arabia sub_areas. GIS as a computer system that stores and links non-graphic attributes or geographically referenced data with graphic map features to allow a wide rang of information processing and display operations, as well as map production, analysis, and modeling. GIS has several useful functions and tools that can be used in health planning field.
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