Comparison of Web-Based Biosecurity Intelligence Systems: BioCaster, EpiSPIDER and HealthMap
A Lyon, M Nunn, G Grossel, M Burgman
TRANSBOUNDARY AND EMERGING DISEASES | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2012
Three web-based biosecurity intelligence systems - BioCaster, EpiSPIDER and HealthMap--are compared with respect to their ability to gather and analyse information relevant to public health. Reports from each system for the period 2-30 August 2010 were studied. The systems were compared to the volume of information that they acquired, their overlaps in this information, their timeliness, their sources, their focus on different languages and their focus on different geographical regions. Main results were as follows: EpiSPIDER obtains the most information and does so mainly through Twitter; no significant difference in systems' timeliness was found; there is a relatively small overlap between..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis
This research was supported by the Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis, Project 1003.