Nation-level antibiotic resistance geography: Developing a prototype WMS system

Authors: Chul Sue Hwang*, Kyung Hee University, Chang-Jun Cha, Chung-Ang University, Ahran Baek, Kyung Hee University, Geonhwa You, Kyung Hee University, Moongi Choi, Kyung Hee University
Topics: Hazards and Vulnerability, Cartography, Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: antibiotic resistance, WMS, database schema, web mapping
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Napoleon Foyer/Common St. Corridor, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
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An antibiotic resistance, a deadly threat to future of humanity is emerged as a serious problem in recent years. Our society needs to understand about occurrence, spread and evolution of resistance. We developed the database of antibiotic resistance matters on four big rivers in South Korea adopting the technology of antibiotic resistance monitoring system. We made a prototype web-mapping system, a national antibiotic resistance based on GIS, to control and predict these distributions.
We used WMS (Web Map Service) which is adjusted to OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) specifications and also designed data schema structure of connectivity between antibiotic, degrees of resistance, water quality and location of the sampled point on the rivers. The system followed the open source architecture to make geo-server, to organize server-client structure and to interface all components. This map can show the structured tables or infographics of many kinds of information about antibiotic resistance such as result of microbial community analysis, temporal variation of resistance, degrees of correlation between antibiotic resistance and nearly buildings. This map which developed in this study will be contributed to reduce social cost and economic loss caused by increase of antibiotic resistance.

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