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README.md

README

Travel Risk Evaluation

Copyright 2016 Lenna X. Peterson

Contact: lenna.peterson@gmail.com

License: GPL v3

This distribution also includes Tangle.js, which is covered by the MIT license

Keywords

  • travel
  • relative risk
  • vector-borne virus
  • mosquito activity

Datasets

  • NOAA Climate Normals Monthly

    • http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/webservices/v2
    • JSON data
    • Normal annual precipitation, temperature, and growing degree day information is used to assess the suitability of the climate for mosquitoes
    • Data is available for the entire US
  • Zika Cases Reported in the United States

  • 2015 American Community Survey Subject Tables

  • Compressed Mortality File 1999-2014 on CDC WONDER Online Database

  • Y The primary dataset "online climate data" from data.gov is used

  • Y All datasets used are from the US government

Description

This website provides travelers with information and context about the risk of contracting Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases while traveling within the United States. The user provides their destination and date of travel. The website shows the destination on a map and estimates the disease risk on that date.

  • Map View

    1. Y The map is centered on the travel destination
    2. Y The map has a marker for the travel destination
    3. Y The map has a label for the travel destination
    4. Y The map has an InfoWindow
    5. N The map does not have additional overlays
  • Data Visualization

    1. Y The page uses Plot.ly bar charts to show risk components and a Plot.ly scatter plot to show risk of Zika virus in context of other risks
    2. N The chart has hover but no click interaction
  • Interaction Form

    1. Y Information about climate, mosquito activity, and cases of Zika in the state is output
    2. Y The user can drag to change their month of travel and see how it changes mosquito risk
    3. Y The user inputs their date of travel and destination
    4. Y If the user changes the date and destination of travel, the map is updated based on the location
    5. Y If the user changes the date and destination of travel, the charts are updated based on the risk

Build Case

  • Dependencies

    • python
    • gunicorn
    • flask
    • numpy
    • beautifulsoup4
  • Building

    sudo apt-get install python python-flask python-pip

    sudo pip install -r requirements.txt

  • Usage

    1. Start the flask server with python server.py
    2. Open Google Chrome and go to 127.0.0.1:5000
    3. Enter data into the form and click 'Submit'

Testing

This website was tested on Ubuntu 14.04 using Google Chrome version 53.0.2785.116

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