GIS in Public Health Practice includes contributions from the leading researchers in the field who participated in the First European Conference on Geographic Information Sciences and Public Health. This event promoted the use of GIS within the realm of public health. Specifically selected and expanded contributions illustrate particular areas of application and address issues of major importance. Many of the chapters have a UK or European focus, but examine issues, principles, and methods that are relevant worldwide.
GIS in Public Health Practice is the first book to treat GIS as more than a mere technology. It recognizes GIS as a science that encompasses the development and application of scientific methods toward solving societal problems, an emerging facet of public health research and practice. This compilation is beneficial to all practitioners and researchers with an interest in public health.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm
"I can think of no better geographers than Ellen Cromley and Sara McLafferty for presenting the methodologies and research findings of GIS for health." - Wil Gesler, The Geographical Review, Vol 94, No 1, January 2004 (on the first edition)
"Comprehensive, well-structured, well-illustrated, and well-written....Instructors will find a wealth of illustrative examples of applications." - Tony Gatrell, Economic Geography, Vol 79, No 3, July 2003 (on the first edition)
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