James Madison University

West Nile Disease

Constructed Cartography seeks to measure similarity between objects in some functional manner without regard to physical locations.  For example, in this cartoon of an infectious mosquito (perhaps with West Nile Virus) is leaving Virginia Beach, yet is only “1 mile” from Richmond.  Of course, Virginia Beach is not 1 mile from Richmond, but if infectious disease showed up at the same time in Virginia Beach and Richmond , then these cities are, in terms of the onset of possible pandemic, very close to one another.

Interactive Visualization of West-Nile Virus in Virginia

DIAGRAM: Constructed Cartography