Friday, 28. June 2019, Nesbitt Hall, Spatial Analysis for Urban Health 2019

Instructor: Michelle Kondo, PhD, research social scientist, United States Department of Agriculture.
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to assess or evaluate urban health challenges, and potential solutions, with a focus on the Philadelphia context. Students are expected to have some prior experience with GIS and be familiar with acquiring spatial data, data management, symbolizing features and making maps, and data coordinate and projection systems. Through hands-on exercises based on local case studies, students will gain practice in assessing the relationship between aspects of our environments (e.g. housing, transportation, food/nutrition, crime, chemical pollution, parks, and vegetation) and health in Philadelphia. Students will gain practice in using tools such as spatial joins, buffer analyses, spatial overlays and interpolation with both vector and raster data, in combination with basic statistics to answer urban health research questions.
Class sessions will consist of briefs lectures, extensive hands-on computer lab exercises, and individual or group projects. 
After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Identify, acquire and use spatial data relevant to urban health, such as from the census, satellite imagery, administrative records, or street address geocoding.

Work with various spatial object representations, such as raster and vector data.

Answer spatial research questions using data produced from spatial operations in combination with basic statistics.

Develop maps that effectively communicate spatial data and analysis results.

Dates: June 24 - 28, 2019
Meeting Times: Friday: 1:30 - 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Course full price: $600Early Bird price (through April 30): $400
If registering for more than one course, contact uhc@ a discount code.

Spatial Analysis for Urban Health 2019

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