Snakes and Latitudes
GIS (Geographical Information System) is proving very helpful for identifying bites and stings in Australia at AVRU. See this in the GIS magazine Position by Ronelle Welton.
The Australian Venom Research Unit (AVRU) at the University of Melbourne has set up the Australian Venomous Injury Project (AVIP) to develop a dynamic approach that incorporates epidemiological and environmental data into a geospatially relevant data set - the first of its kind.
The article details the approach as to how AVIP was set up. We are grateful to the editor, Anthony Wallace, of Position magazine who has given us permission to reproduce the article in full.