Volume 24 1995

The Added Value of Geographical Information Systems in Public and Environmental Health

ISBN: 978-0-7923-1887-3 (Print) 978-0-585-31560-7 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxix

  2. Need of Information in Public and Environmental Health

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      Environment and Health Data in Europe as a Tool for Risk Management: Needs, Uses and Strategies

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      Pages 25-39

      Indicators of Public Health and Environmental Quality

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      Pages 41-50

      Meta-Information Systems for Environment and Health

  3. The Components of Geographical Information Systems

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      Pages 51-51

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      Pages 53-70

      An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

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      Pages 71-86

      The Integration of Information in Geographical Information Systems

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      Pages 87-97

      Organizational Aspects of Geographical Information Systems

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      Pages 99-114

      Data Aspects of Geographical Information Systems

  4. Analysis of Spatial Information

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      Pages 115-115

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      Pages 117-133

      Spatial Analysis in Health Research

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      Pages 135-144

      Strategies for the Use of Geography in Epidemiological Analysis

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      Pages 145-163

      Analysing Spatial Patterns of Disease: Some Issues in the Mapping of Incidence Data for Relatively Rare Conditions

  5. Applications of Geogrpaphical Information Systems in Public and Environmental Health

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      Pages 165-165

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      Pages 167-180

      The Exploration of the Possible Relationship Between Deaths, Births and Air Pollution in Scottish Towns

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      Pages 181-188

      Road Traffic Accidents Involving Children in North-East England

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      Pages 189-199

      Geographical Software Applications for Health Sector Planning: Experiences from a Study for Famine Management

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      Pages 201-213

      Geographical Information Systems: A New Tool in the Fight Against Schistosomiasis

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      Pages 215-235

      Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Epidemiology: Modelling the Possible Association Between Cancer of the Larynx and Incineration in North-west England

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      Pages 237-262

      The Potential Role of Geographical Information Systems Technology in Air Toxics Risk Assessment, Communication and Management

  6. Value Added by Geographical Information Systems

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      Pages 263-263

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      Pages 265-276

      Spatial Information to Make a Difference: Value Added Decision-Making in the Health Sector with Geographical Information Systems

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      Pages 277-284

      The Long-Term Potential of Geographical Information Systems for Epidemiology

  7. Implementing Geographical Information Systems

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      Pages 285-285

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      Pages 287-297

      Geographical Information Systems in Organizations: Some Conditions for Their Effective Utilization

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      Pages 299-314

      Building a Geographical Information System in the European Community: The Corine Experience

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