GIS Tutorial for Health Essential Book for Health Care Analysts

August 23, 2012

This tutorial teaches health professionals the use of GIS to analyze and manage data.

Redlands, California—From explaining map basics to the spatial analysis of health issues, GIS Tutorial for Health, Fourth Edition, published by Esri Press, helps health professionals and students learn how to analyze and manage health data using geographic information systems (GIS).

In this fourth edition, GIS Tutorial for Health is fully revised and updated for ArcGIS Desktop 10 software. To better support skill building and GIS analysis, this workbook features extended introductions to eleven tutorials addressing significant issues of health care and policy planning. Step-by-step exercises cover health map basics, data preparation for maps, and the spatial analysis of health issues using GIS.

Authors Kristen S. Kurland and Wilpen L. Gorr are well-known and have cowritten several GIS tutorials and reference books. Both are professors at Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College.

In the preface to the book, the authors write, "GIS Tutorial for Health is a unique textbook for teaching GIS to health professionals and students interested in health IT and informatics, health care administration, and health policy. After teaching GIS for over 20 years, we know that you, like our own students, will enjoy this subject and software."

Complete with a 180-day trial of ArcGIS Desktop 10 software and exercise datasets, this book is a valuable resource for the classroom, as well as the individual user.

GIS Tutorial for Health, Fourth Edition (ISBN: 978-1-58948-313-2, 466 pages, $79.95) is available at online retailers worldwide, at, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options, or visit to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

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