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Spatial Analysis I: ArcGIS

Barcelona, Spain
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Mon 11/18/2019 - Wed 11/20/2019
Class Times:
  • M Tu W,  8:30am - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Judith Holzer
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

ArcGIS is the gold standard tool for mapping topics within populations and thus critical to the design of population-based studies.

Examines the use of ArcGIS Geographic Information System (GIS) software as a tool for integrating, manipulating, and displaying public health-related spatial data. Covers mapping, geocoding, and manipulations related to data structures and topology. Introduces the spatial science paradigm: Spatial Data, GIS, and Spatial Statistics. Uses selected case studies to demonstrate concepts along this paradigm. Focuses on using GIS to generate and refine hypotheses about public health-related spatial data in preparation for a formal statistical analysis. Although not a required part of the curriculum, discusses topics related to spatial statistical modeling throughout. Includes both lecture and lab formats with GIS concepts and software specific details demonstrated during the lab portions.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Conduct GIS spatial analysis by inputting, manipulating, querying, and displaying spatial data with use of the ArcGIS software
  2. Perform Geocoding and create appropriate maps for the different kinds of spatial data
  3. Identify the key differences between a GIS spatial analysis and a spatial statistical analysis
Methods of Assessment:

Assignments 75%; take home exam 25%

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduate and interdivisional students are not permitted in this section

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Full-time JHU students must obtain permission to register from Judy Holzer or Pam Davis in HPM.

For consent, contact:

Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments:

The use of personal laptops to follow along is strongly encouraged. A time restricted free version of the software is available. Replaces course Spatial Analysis and GIS 1, 140.662. Do not take the course if you have completed 140.662. This course will be offered for 3 days in Barcelona. Students must physically be in Barcelona to participate.