Introduction To Geographic Information Systems For Public Health - Alan L., M.D. Melnick (2002)
ISBN 083421878X
Subject Geographic information systems; Public health - Data processing
Publisher Aspen Publishers
Publication Date 3/15/2002
Format Paperback (274 x 216 mm)
Language eng
Plot
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. The text builds from basic to more advanced topics, such as: A description and the history of GIS Getting started using GIS: hardware, software, and Internet essentials Examples of the use and relevance of GIS for environmental health, communicable disease control, injury prevention, chronic disease prevention and control, and community health assessment and improvement Also, limitations and potential problems of the technology The connection between GIS technology and public health management and practice, including the future role of public health officials Also includes graphs, charts and maps to reinforce the text; tables that summarize important information; and URLs for useful web sites; glossary of key terms
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 60
Owner Indy Hurt
Read It Yes
Links Amazon US
Product Details
LoC Classification RA566.M435 2002
Dewey 614.4/0285
Cover Price $91.95
No. of Pages 376