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GIS & Health

Getting Started With GIS

GIS stands for "Geographic Information Systems."

GIS: Geospatial Revolution (Geospatial Revolution, Penn State)
Watch videos about the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact.

What is GIS
2 min. video overview by Esri (business creating GIS software)

What is GIS - Brochure from Esri

A knowledge sharing platform that will enable users to share their knowledge with the community

GIS is being used to improve health practice and research. See an overview of how GIS has been used to support health.

Hear how health organizations use GIS:

See examples:

Video: Bill Davenhall's TEDMED talk

Bill Davenhall's E-book: Geomedicine


Collection of Food Desert Maps (Esri)

Video: Finding a Healthy Future (Geospatial Revolution, Penn State)



GIS and Public Health (print) - Cromley & McLafferty

Call Number: MSL Reserves WB 700C945g 2012
Publication Date: 2012
GIS Tutorial for Health (print) - Kurland & Gorr
Call Number: MSL Reserve: WA 18.2 K96g 2009; Evans Map/GIS: RA792 .G67 2009
Publication Date: 2009
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