GIS And Public Health - Ellen K. Cromley, Sara L. McLafferty, McLafferty, Sara (2002)
ISBN 9781572307070
Subject Geographic information systems; Public health - Data processing
Publisher The Guilford Press
Publication Date 2/6/2002
Format Hardcover (196 x 150 mm)
Language eng
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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 lays a solid foundation in GIS, guides the reader through basic concepts and methods, and emphasizes practical applications. Described are ways that GIS can be used to map health events, identify disease clusters, investigate environmental health problems, and understand the spread of communicable and vector-borne infectious disease. Also covered are strategies for assessing patterns of health services delivery and assisting community groups in identifying local health issues. Each chapter includes numerous tables, figures, and concrete examples, as well as useful references and Internet resources. Complementing the book is a special website featuring sample GIS databases that users can download for hands-on practice with a variety of spatial analytical techniques.
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Location Phelps 3512
Index 32
Owner spatial@ucsb
Read It No
Links Amazon US
Product Details
LoC Classification RA566.C764 2002
Dewey 614.4/2/0285
Cover Price $55.00
No. of Pages 340