GIS Tutorial for Health

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ESRI, Inc., 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
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Presents an introduction to designing maps that can help students investigate patters of uninsured and poor populations, prepare spatial data to analyze environmental hazards, analyze youth pedestrian injuries, and much more. This book helps students learn and maintain new software skills while encouraging analytical thought and problem solving.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
GIS Tutorial 2 Visualizing health data 31
Exercise assignment 21 Exercise assignment
Show only selected records 58
GIS Tutorial 3 Designing maps for a health study 73
Exercise assignment 31 Exercise assignment
Add map titles and text 99
GIS Tutorial 4 Projecting and using spatial data 111
Exercise assignment 61 Exercise assignment
GIS Tutorial 7 Analyzing youth pedestrian injuries 205
regions 249
Cleanup 277
Studying foodborne disease outbreaks 289
Forming a national ACHE chapter 299
Appendix A Data license agreement 305
Data source credits 317

Exercise assignment 51 Exercise assignment
GIS Tutorial 6 Geocoding tabular data 171

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About the author (2007)

Kristen S. Kurland is a professor of architecture, information systems, and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University s H. John Heinz III College and School of Architecture, where she teaches GIS, BIM, CAD, 3D visualization, and infrastructure management. Her research includes spatial analysis of health issues.

Wilpen L. Gorr is a professor of public policy and management 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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