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GIS Tutorial for Health


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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part 1 GIS benefits and map basics
  • Chapter 1: Introducing GIS and health applications
  • Chapter 2: Visualizing health data
  • Part 2 Preparation of map data
  • Chapter 3: Designing maps for a health study
  • Chapter 4: Projecting, downloading, and using spatial data
  • Chapter 5: Downloading and preparing spatial and tabular data
  • Chapter 6: Geocoding tabular data
  • Part 3 Spatial analysis
  • Chapter 7: Processing and analyzing spatial data
  • Chapter 8: Transforming data using approximate methods
  • Chapter 9: Using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst for demand estimation
  • Part 4 GIS case studies
  • Chapter 10: Studying food-borne disease outbreaks
  • Chapter 11: Forming local chapters of ACHE
  • Appendix A Task index
  • Appendix B Data source credits
  • Appendix 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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