© 2011

Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health

  • Juliana A. Maantay
  • Sara McLafferty

Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. General Considerations in Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health

  3. Impacts on Environmental Health (Topical Case Studies)

  4. Geospatial Methods in Investigating Environmental Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Stefan Dongus, Victoria Mwakalinga, Khadija Kannady, Marcel Tanner, Gerry Killeen
      Pages 321-336

About this book


This book focuses on a range of geospatial applications for environmental health research, including environmental justice issues, environmental health disparities, air and water contamination, and infectious diseases. Environmental health research is at an exciting point in its use of geotechnologies, and many researchers are working on innovative approaches. This book is a timely scholarly contribution in updating the key concepts and applications of using GIS and other geospatial methods for environmental health research. Each chapter contains original research which utilizes a geotechnical tool (Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, GPS, etc.) to address an environmental health problem. The book is divided into three sections organized around the following themes: issues in GIS and environmental health research; using GIS to assess environmental health impacts; and geospatial methods for environmental health. Representing diverse case studies and geospatial methods, the book is likely to be of interest to researchers, practitioners and students across the geographic and environmental health sciences. The authors are leading researchers and practitioners in the field of GIS and environmental health.


Environmental health Environmental justice GIS Health planning Spatial data analysis.

Editors and affiliations

  • Juliana A. Maantay
    • 1
  • Sara McLafferty
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehman College, Dept. Environmental, Geographic &City University of New YorkBronxUSA
  2. 2.Dept. GeographyUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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