Introduction To Geographic Information Systems In Public Health / Edition 1

Introduction To Geographic Information Systems In Public Health / Edition 1

by Alan Melnick
     
 

ISBN-10: 083421878X

ISBN-13: 9780834218789

Pub. Date: 03/04/2002

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

This clear and accessible text helps public health professionals gain a solid understanding of geographic information system technology; what it is, how it works, and how it shapes their careers. Using examples drawn from public health practice, the author fully explains this exciting technological development.  See more details below

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This clear and accessible text helps public health professionals gain a solid understanding of geographic information system technology; what it is, how it works, and how it shapes their careers. Using examples drawn from public health practice, the author fully explains this exciting technological development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834218789
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
03/04/2002
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 8.25(h) x 11.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2GIS Data Acquisition and Storage9
Ch. 3GIS Data Transformation: Making Maps45
Ch. 4Public Health GIS Applications: Environmental Health65
Ch. 5Public Health GIS Applications: Communicable-Disease Prevention and Control105
Ch. 6Public Health GIS Applications: Injuries133
Ch. 7Public Health GIS Applications: Chronic Disease Prevention149
Ch. 8Public Health GIS Applications: Community Health Assessment and Planning193
Ch. 9Limitations of GIS: Lessons Learned and Challenges219
Ch. 10Getting Started with GIS: Hardware, Operating Systems, and Software227
Ch. 11The Future of GIS and the Role of Public Health Officials241
Appendix A - Glossary269
Table of Sources279
Index297

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