2013 Pre-Conference Workshop: Introduction to Mapping for Disease Surveillance – International Society for Disease Surveillance


The target audience of this Workshop was public health practitioners, graduate students, and researchers.



This Workshop included three components: 1) a concise theoretical introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geospatial data and exploratory spatial data analysis in the context of disease surveillance; 2) hands-on training to use QGIS (a free, open-source GIS) to make maps and conduct basic geographic analysis using health data; and 3) an overview of ArcGIS, the industry-standard GIS.

Agenda (pdf; updated 11/19/2013)