Esri has released the fifth edition of GIS Tutorial for Health. The latest edition has been updated to be compatible with ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop.
The tutorial helps health professionals and students learn how to analyze data and solve problems using geographic information system (GIS) technology. GIS Tutorial for Health also has extended introductions for its tutorials. The assignments in each chapter address the use of GIS in addressing significant issues of health care and policy planning and involve step-by-step exercises cover health map basics, data preparation for maps, and spatial analysis of health issues.
The tutorial book has been written by Kristen S. Kurland and Wilpen L. Gorr who are both 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, medical residents, nursing students, 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.”
Exercise data that accompanies the tutorials in the book is available for download, as well as a free 60-day trial of ArcGIS for Desktop software and relevant extensions.
GIS Tutorial for Health, Fifth Edition (paperback, ISBN: 9781589483729, 460 pages, US$79.99), is available at online retailers worldwide.