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Term: Geocoding

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-04-05


The process by which geographic coordinates of a location are determined based on street address, postal code, or other location descriptors. These coordinates can be then be used by computer programs to graphically represent geographic data points and their relationship with specific types of data, for example, disease patterns in a province.

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  • Frohlich N, Fransoo R, Roos NP. Indicators of Health Status and Health Service Use for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2001. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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