GIS Tutorial for Health for ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 Sixth Edition

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Knowing how technology can improve health research and health-care management applications has never been more important.

Geographic information systems (GIS) can provide health and human services professionals with the analysis and insights to make impactful, informed decisions about health care, health policy, and public health. Doing so starts with learning ArcGIS, the popular professional GIS application from Esri, using GIS Tutorial for Health for ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.

A workbook for learning the basics of ArcGIS within a health context, GIS Tutorial for Health for ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 introduces you to preparing, visualizing, and analyzing health data. Using a hands-on approach with real-world health-care scenarios that simulate how to develop and manage a GIS health project, the included exercises guide you to solve health problems using ArcGIS Desktop, specifically ArcMap.

You will learn:

  • the basics of mapmaking and how to use spatial and tabular data
  • how to design maps for a health study
  • how to apply spatial analysis tools for health studies
  • and more.

This sixth edition of GIS Tutorial for Health also includes updates for use with ArcGIS Desktop 10.8, an introduction to ArcGIS Online, and an international context using international health data.

Written by the authors of the popular GIS Tutorial series, GIS Tutorial for Health for ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 incorporates proven teaching methods in detailed exercises, "Your Turn" sections, and homework assignments. Suitable as both a computer lab textbook and for self-study, this book will give health management students and practitioners, health-care managers, IT specialists, and researchers the understanding and skill set to apply GIS to work in the health field.

About the Author

Kristen S. Kurland is a Teaching Professor of Architecture, Information Systems, and Public Policy at the H. John Heinz III College and School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, where she teaches GIS, building information modeling, computer-aided design, 3D visualization, infrastructure management, and enterprise data analytics. 



Wilpen L. Gorr is emeritus 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 taught and researched GIS applications. He was also chairman of the school’s Master of Science in Public Policy and Management program and editor of the International Journal of Forecasting. 

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Esri Press; Sixth edition (June 22, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1589486781
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1589486782
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.3 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.95 x 0.87 x 9.92 inches
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Kristen Kurland holds a joint faculty appointment at Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College and School of Architecture. Her focus at CMU includes technologies in the fields of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

Kristen's teaching and research at CMU includes built environment, urban design, and health care issues. At the Heinz College Kristen teaches Infrastructure Planning to executive physicians in their Master of Medical Management program and Healthcare GIS in the Health Care Policy Management program. She also has a strong interest in distance education and has been teaching through this medium for many years. Kristen works closely with the School of Architecture's Urban Laboratory and Heinz School Policy students on urban sustainability issues.

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