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What is Geographic Information System (mGIS)

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
It is defined as computer- established information system that is particularly designed to view and manage information about geographic places, analyze spatial relationships, and model spatial processes.
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Geographic Information System (GIS) Modeling Analysis and the Effects of Spatial Distribution and Environmental Factors on Breast Cancer Incidence
Akram Gasmelseed (University of Science and Technology, Sudan) and Ali H. Alharbi (Qassim University, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch300
Breast cancer is a public health problem among women in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, about 40,290 women in the United States are expected to die in 2015 from breast cancer. This chapter contains an analysis of the breast cancer distribution in the United States by comparing the spatial distribution of breast cancer cases against physical environmental factors using Geographic Information System (GIS). Results show that the exposure to some spatial environmental factors seems likely to have a major impact on the overall trends in breast cancer rates. Moreover, the possibility to develop cancer is existing naturally through the environment factors.
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