New Esri Workbook Introduces Healthcare Professionals to the Technology Behind COVID-19 Maps

REDLANDS, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins University’s iconic COVID-19 dashboard has enabled public health agencies and governments around the world to track and analyze the spread of the coronavirus and to take action. Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, was instrumental in this effort, as its technology was used to create the dashboard and many others like it. To further help those working in the healthcare industry become more familiar with the software that made these innovations possible, Esri released GIS Jump Start for healthcare professionals.

A concise workbook tested in class, GIS Jump Start for healthcare professionals introduces location analysis to clinicians, medical researchers and others interested in information technology and health computing. Focused lessons teach users how to build an information dashboard like the one that became essential during the pandemic and include short video lectures to improve learning outcomes.

Written by Kristen S. Kurland, award-winning professor at Carnegie Mellon University and co-creator of the GIS Tutorial series, this book can be used as a stand-alone short course or integrated with other GIS courses. It is also invaluable for autodidacts looking for experience in geolocation technology.

GIS Jump Start for healthcare professionals is available in hard copy (ISBN: 9781589486539, 196 pages, US $ 39.99) and digital (ISBN: 9781589486546, US $ 39.99). Both editions can be obtained from most online retailers around the world. The print edition is also available for purchase at or by calling 1-800-447-9778. If you are outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options, or visit to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact the Esri Press book distributor, Ingram Publisher Services.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS), geolocation and mapping software, helps customers harness the full potential of data to improve operational and business outcomes. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, United States, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide and in more than 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors and partners providing local support in more than 100 countries on six continents. Building on its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri designs the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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