Date of Award


Document Type

Masters Capstone Project

Degree Name

M.S. in Geographic Information Science

Organizational Unit

College of Natural Science and Mathematics, Geography and the Environment

First Advisor

Steven R. Hick


Risk terrain mapping, Outbreaks of influenza, Epidemiological models, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Research on social media as an information source for emergency managers and epidemiologists is expanding at a rapid pace. When combined with the spatial predictive analysis methodology known as Risk Terrain Mapping and the capability of the local health agencies to response, the predictions of outbreaks and their affects can be modeled. This study attempts to create a spatial Risk Terrain Model outbreaks of influenza, and influenza like illnesses within the continental United States. The Risk Terrain Model will be built upon accepted epidemiological models form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as Google’s Flu index and lastly the Robert Wood Johnson’s foundation study of the county level health agencies.

Copyright Date


Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

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Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Rights Holder

Todd Barr


Received from author

File Format



English (eng)


75 pgs

File Size

1.1 MB