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GIS Tutorial for Health
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Updated for ArcGISA(R) 10.2 for Desktop GIS Tutorial for Health Fifth Edition supports GIS skill-building with exercises focusing on significant health care and health policy issues. From map basics to spatial analysis this step-by-step workbook shows health professionals and students how to use ArcGIS software to analyze and manage health data. Exercise data can be downloaded. Instructor resources are available separately.
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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart 1 GIS benefits and map basicsChapter 1: Introducing GIS and health applicationsChapter 2: Visualizing health dataPart 2 Preparation of map dataChapter 3: Designing maps for a health studyChapter 4: Projecting, downloading, and using spatial dataChapter 5: Downloading and preparing spatial and tabular dataChapter 6: Geocoding tabular dataPart 3 Spatial analysisChapter 7: Processing and analyzing spatial dataChapter 8: Transforming data using approximate methodsChapter 9: Using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst for demand estimationPart 4 GIS case studiesChapter 10: Studying food-borne disease outbreaksChapter 11: Forming local chapters of ACHEAppendix A Task indexAppendix B Data source creditsAppendix C Data license agreement

About the Author

Kristen S. Kurland is a professor of architecture, information systems, and public policy at H. John Heinz III College and School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, where she teaches and researches GIS, building information modeling (BIM), computer-aided design (CAD), 3D visualization, and infrastructure management.Wilpen L. Gorr is a professor of public policy and management information systems at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches and researches GIS applications.

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