Publisher description for Spatial analysis, GIS, and remote sensing applications in the health sciences / editors, Donald P. Albert, Wilbert M. Gesler, Barbara Levergood.

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This new book explores the rapidly expanding applications of spatial analysis, GIS and remote sensing in the health sciences, and medical geography. For the practitioner or researcher this book is full of useful techniques if your work applies to environmental and public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, health services, medical geography, medical entomology and much more. Professionals from many other fields will also find new applications for these powerful combined-technologies. This book in the Health Sciences is a springboard to extend existing uses - or create new ones - by highlighting practical applications without bogging you down in detailed technical data requirements and manipulations, software and hardware specifications, or the mathematics of geotechniques. It will help you understand the feasibility of developing the GIS/RS capabilities of your organisation.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Medical geography.
Medical geography -- Research -- Methodology.