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Public health dynamics is one of the main methodological approaches to study spatiotemporal patterns of the population diseases spreading and to create nosogeographic maps. It is one of validity terms of geographic public health assessment and forecast. Dynamics maps usually show emergence, development, past stages, changes, and movement of analyzed phenomena. Analysis of medical-geographic maps showed that the choice of methods and techniques for elaborating dynamic aspects is limited. The results of comprehensive medical-geographic atlas mapping obtained in the Department of Biogeography and Laboratory of Integrated Mapping (Faculty of Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia) have significantly improved this situation and demonstrated the benefits of cartographic approaches and graphic methods of visualization of public health dynamics. However, these benefits as an integral problem has not been fully realized yet and research in this direction should continue.


About the Authors

T. V. Kotova
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
graduated from the Department of Geodesy and Cartography (now the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics) of the Faculty of Geography

S. M. Malkhazova
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
has a degree of Doctor of Geographical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Biogeography, Faculty of Geography

V. S. Tikunov
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
Professor, Head of the Integrated Mapping Laboratory, Geography Faculty

T. Bandrova
University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodes
Professor, President of the Bulgarian Cartographic Association and head of the Laboratory on Cartography at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy


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