Courses Details

EPID777: Geographic Information Systems for Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Summer term(s) for residential students;
  • 1 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s):
  • Offered Every Summer
  • Last offered Summer 2019
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used for analyzing and displaying spatial data. Data from a variety of sources may be compared with overlay analysis and spatial statistics. Modern tools permit novice GIS users to perform advanced spatial analysis without extensive training. This course will introduce students to ArcView, the world's leading GIS analysis package. Examples of epidemiological applications will give students the opportunity to see and use this powerful tool. Some of the topics to be covered are data import/export, layering, table management, classification, labeling, spatial and attribute queries, buffering, and address geocoding. No prerequisite.