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GIS and public health

Author: Ellen K Cromley; Sara McLafferty
Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Authoritative and comprehensive, this is the leading text and professional resource on using geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze and address public health problems. Basic GIS concepts and tools are explained, including ways to access and manage spatial databases. The book presents state-of-the-art methods for mapping and analyzing data on population, health events, risk factors, and health services, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Geographic information systems
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen K Cromley; Sara McLafferty
ISBN: 9781609187507 1609187504
OCLC Number: 728892091
Description: xxiv, 503 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Geographic information systems --
2. Spatial data --
3. Spatial databases for public health --
4. Mapping health information --
5. Analyzing spatial clustering of health events --
6. Analyzing environmental hazards --
7. Analyzing the risk and spread of infectious diseases --
8. Exploring the ecology of vector-borne disease --
9. Analyzing access to health services --
10. Locating health services --
11. Health disparities --
12. Public participation GIS and community health.
Responsibility: Ellen K. Cromley, Sara L. McLafferty.

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"Authoritative and comprehensive, this is the leading text and professional resource on using geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze and address public health problems. Basic GIS concepts and tools are explained, including ways to access and manage spatial databases. The book presents state-of-the-art methods for mapping and analyzing data on population, health events, risk factors, and health services, and for incorporating geographical knowledge into planning and policy. Numerous maps, diagrams, and real-world applications are featured. The companion Web page provides lab exercises with data that can be downloaded for individual or course use"--

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