GIS and Public Health / Edition 1

GIS and Public Health / Edition 1

by Ellen K. Cromley, Sara L. McLafferty
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572307072

ISBN-13: 9781572307070

Pub. Date: 02/06/2002

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This clearly written resource provides a comprehensive introduction to the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in analyzing and addressing public health problems. The book guides the reader through basic GIS concepts and methods, with an emphasis on practical applications. Described are ways that GIS can be used to map health events, identify disease

Overview

This clearly written resource provides a comprehensive introduction to the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in analyzing and addressing public health problems. The book guides the reader through basic GIS concepts and methods, with an emphasis on practical applications. Described are ways that GIS can be used to map health events, identify disease clusters, investigate environmental health problems, understand the spread of communicable and vector-borne infectious disease, and more. Numerous tables, figures, and concrete examples are included. The companion website features downloadable GIS databases that allow readers to practice a variety of spatial analytical techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572307070
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/06/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Geographic Information Systems
2. Spatial Data
3. Spatial Databases for Public Health
4. Mapping Health Information
5. Analyzing Spatial Clustering of Health Events
6. Analyzing Environmental Hazards
7. Analyzing the Risk and Spread of Infectious Diseases
8. Exploring the Ecology of Vector-Borne Disease
9. Analyzing Access to Health Services
10. Locating Health Services
11. GIS and Community Health

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