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MosquitoDB

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Mosquito population data is a valuable resource for researchers and public health officials working to limit the spread of deadly zoonotic viruses such as Zika Virus and West Nile Virus.

Mosquito population data is a valuable resource for researchers and public health officials working to limit the spread of deadly zoonotic viruses such as Zika Virus and West Nile Virus. Unfortunately, this data is currently difficult to obtain and aggregate across the United States. Obtaining historical data often requires filing requests to individual States or Counties and hoping for a response. Current online systems available for accessing aggregated data are lacking essential features, or limited in scope. In order to make mosquito population data more accessible for United States researchers, epidemiologists, and public health officials, the MosquitoDB system has been developed. MosquitoDB consists of a JavaScript Web Application, connected to a SQL database, that makes submitting and retrieving United States mosquito population data much simpler and straight forward than alternative systems. The MosquitoDB software project is open source and publically available on GitHub, allowing community scrutiny and contributions to add or improve necessary features. For this Creative Project, the core MosquitoDB system was designed and developed with 3 main features: 1) Web Interface for querying mosquito data. 2) Web Interface for submitting mosquito data. 3) Web Services for querying/retrieving and submitting mosquito data. The Web Interface is essential for common end users, such as researchers and public health officials, to access historical data or submit new data. The Web Services provide building blocks for Web Applications that other developers can use to incorporate data into new applications. The current MosquitoDB system is live at https://zodo.asu.edu/mosquito and the public code repository is available at https://github.com/developerDemetri/mosquitodb.

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Date Created
  • 2016-12