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Breaking Out of Surveillance Silos: Integrative Geospatial Data Collection for Child Injury Risk and Active School Transport

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February 2016
17 pages
This article reports on a multi-sector pilot project that involved researchers, a children’s hospital, and a police department, using spatial video to map child active school transport (AST) behaviors, using a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze these data in the environmental context of child pedestrian injury and community violence.
The preponderance of active school transport (AST) and child injury research has occurred independently, yet they are inherently related. This is particularly true in urban areas where the environmental context of AST may pose risks to safety; however, it can be difficult to make these connections due to the often segregated nature in which these veins of research operate. Spatial video presents a geospatial approach for simultaneous data collection related to both issues. (Publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: February 1, 2016