GIS in Mosquito Control (Health Science)


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Course Info:

Approximately 45

Software Included:
ArcGIS Desktop - ArcView
ArcGIS Extension -
Spatial Analyst

Lesson Data
Student Manual
PowerPoint Presentations
Teacher Manual

Teacher Manual Contains:
Lesson Overviews
PowerPoint Notes
Customized Assessments

Teacher Training:
1 Day

Recent years have stressed the importance of the mosquito in everyday life. These insects have always seen attention as an important part of the ecosystem, but with the awareness of diseases like West Nile Virus interest has grown beyond healthcare professionals and county officials to the general public. Geospatial technology and GIS can be valuable tool in managing the mosquito control population as well as a great tool for informing the public of progress.

GIS for Mosquito Control demonstrates how geospatial technology is used, specifically, in St. Tammany Parish, LA to manage mosquito populations. St. Tammany’s climate and land cover make it an ideal habitat for mosquitoes and places them at the forefront of managing these populations. Use this book to see St. Tammany uses GIS and how you can apply these practices in your community.

Students interested in Health and Human Services, Public Safety, epidemiology, and more will find this course depicts real and relevant techniques for tracking, controlling, and monitoring mosquito populations.

Features in This Book:

  • Step-by-Step Instructions –an easy to follow format relevant for novice to experienced ArcGIS users
  • Lesson Content – narrative overview of an important topic relevant to the fundamental concepts of geospatial technology
  • Lesson Exercise – applies lesson content to an exercise that features “real world” tasks at work
  • Lesson Review – reinforces knowledge gained with exercises to identify key terms and concepts
  • “Knowledge Knugget” boxes – features tools, tips and tricks that may enhance your experience with geospatial technologies
  • Finished Layouts – to provide a self assessment tool to ensure successful completion of each lesson
  • Table of Contents

    Lesson Sample

    System Requirements

    Based on latest version of ArcGIS Desktop supported in the most recent course update

    ArcGIS Desktop 10 - ArcView:

  • Operating System: Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.2 GHZ recommended or equivalent (Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core Duo, or Xeon Processors; SSE2)
  • RAM: 2GB Minimum
  • Disk Space: 3.2 GB
  • Video Adapter: OpenGL-compatible card - OpenGL 1.3 compliant (64 MB memory)/NVIDIA, ATI and INTEL chipsets
  • Additional Computer Requirements:

  • Networked lab of computers with a 1:1 ratio of students to computers
  • Disk Space: Additional 1 GB for courseware data; 500 MB per student for student generated data
  • Permissions: Save location for students with Read/Write Access - stored locally or on server.
  • For Presentations: Means of displaying PowerPoint presentations (LCD projector, large monitor, etc.)
  • Printer: Suggested; suitable for printing 8.5 x 11 in. map layouts
  • Internet Connection: For research and downloading data