Foundations of GIS

This course will be retired from PHTC Online on July 31st. If you are currently enrolling in the course, or have already enrolled, please complete the course prior to this date as the the course content will no longer be available after July 31st.

This course serves as a general introduction to the core concepts of GIS with emphasis on geocoding and spatial analysis and its applications of spatial data and spatial analysis in general and specifically as it relates to Epidemiology, Community and population health.


As a result of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify basic concepts of GIS and Spatial analysis
  • Describe specific uses of spatial geographic applications in PH, health research and heath planning

Continuing Education Credits

1.0 hours of Generic Continuing Education Credits.

  • Training launched: November 1, 2011
  • Estimated time: 1 hour
  • Free and open to the public

The planners and course authors have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity. No commercial support has been accepted for this activity.