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JSW 2014 Vol.9(7): 1969-1975 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.7.1969-1975

Designing and Developing an AIDS Transmission Management and Spatial Decision Support System Based on GIS

Shuangyun Peng, Kun Yang
School of Tourism and Geographical Science, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, China

Abstract—BACKGROUND: AIDS is a significant threat to global human health and raises many concerns with regards to social development. The prevention and control of the spread of this incurable disease is of utmost urgency with long-term efforts required to make it a reality. Our country is now at a pivotal time point in the fight against AIDS. Due to the increasing urgency in AIDS prevention, control, and treatment, we need to reexamine our approaches to tackling this disease from a scientific perspective. MOTIVATION: Designing and developing a powerful and user-friendly GIS which is data-rich and has a reasonable structure. This GIS should allow easy sharing of data while maintaining high data security in addition to being a highly scalable system that has the capability of monitoring and preventing AIDS transmission. RESULTS: The system is able to show the spread of AIDS and other aspects of the overall process by charts, virtual environments, and output files. Furthermore, the integration of ABM and GIS allows the system to predict future trends of the AIDS epidemic. Thus disease control departments can set different predictive and decision-making measures to control the impact of the AIDS epidemic spread more effectively.

Index Terms—AIDS transmission; GIS; management and spatial decision support system

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Cite: Shuangyun Peng, Kun Yang, "Designing and Developing an AIDS Transmission Management and Spatial Decision Support System Based on GIS," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 1969-1975, 2014.

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