GIS Tutorial for Health

GIS Tutorial for Health

Fifth Edition

Kristen S. Kurland, Wilpen L. Gorr


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A handbook for teaching GIS to healthcare professionals, this reference discusses learning GIS software in the context of visualizing and analyzing health-related data. By outlining a hands-on approach that simulates how a GIS project would be developed in the real world, the included exercises set the student loose on real data with a tangible, clearly-defined end-product as the goal. A companion CD-ROM includes additional exercises for each tutorial chapter with integrated cases that cut across chapters.


Kristen S. Kurland:
Kristen S. Kurland is a professor of architecture, information systems, and public policy at H. John Heinz III College and School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, where she teaches and researches GIS, building information modeling (BIM), computer-aided design (CAD), 3D visualization, and infrastructure management.

Wilpen L. Gorr is a professor of public policy and management information systems at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches and researches GIS applications.