Geographic Approaches to Global Health

This course covers topics such as:

  • The basics of spatial data and its role in decision making
  • Why geographic data and tools are important for decision makers
  • Geography as a unifying framework and GIS as a tool to collect, link, analyze, visualize, manage, and share data and information
  • The challenges and opportunities of working with spatial data to produce geographic information and geographically based knowledge
  • Popular tools used to collect, analyze, and manipulate geographic data