GIS Tutorial for Health, fifth edition, teaches GIS and analysis skills to health professionals and students. Using health-care scenarios, the book demonstrates how to process and visualize health data to better manage services and support health-care policy. GIS Tutorial for Health includes lessons and exercises on mapping basics, including creating map layers, editing features, and using spatial data. The fifth edition is compatible with ArcGIS® 10.2 for Desktop. Exercise data is available for downloaded. Instructor resources are available separately.
Kristen S. Kurland holds a joint faculty appointment at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and Shool of Architecture, where she teaches GIS, CAD, 3D visualization, and computer aided facilities management (CAFM).
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, Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches and researches GIS applications.
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