GIS Tutorial for Health: Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

In its fourth edition, GIS Tutorial for Health is fully revised and updated for ArcGIS® Desktop 10 software. To better support skill building and GIS analysis, this workbook features extended introductions to eleven tutorials addressing significant issues of health care and policy planning. Step-by-step exercises cover health map basics, data preparation for maps, and spatial analysis of health issues using GIS. Complete with a 180-day trial of ArcGIS® Desktop 10 and exercise datasets, this book is a valuable resource for the classroom, as well as the individual user.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589483132
  • Publisher: ESRI Press
  • Publication date: 8/24/2012
  • Series: Tutorial Series
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 425
  • Sales rank: 327,475
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 10.01 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet 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 and information systems at the School of Public Policy and Management, H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches and researches GIS applications. He is also chairman of the school’s Master of Science in Public Policy and Management degree program.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part 1 GIS benefits and map basics

Chapter1: 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

Appendix D Installing the data and software

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