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The Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies is here to provide GIS project support to students, faculty, and staff of Clemson University. Please contact Palak Matta, GIS Manager, to set up an appointment to discuss your project needs.

Below are some of the most recent projects at Clemson University that highlight the broad range of disciplines and techniques happening at our University using the latest GIS tools. If you have a project that you would like us to showcase, please contact us.



The Topography of Diabetes in the Carolinas

The goal of our project is to examine the spatial distribution of diabetes in the Carolinas, as well as the spatial relationship between diabetes and a number of environmental, demographic, socioeconomic, and health-related factors.







                                                                            - Danielle Mauro and Ben Martin

Evaluation of Socio-economic and Environmental Factors Associated with Lung Cancer in South Carolina: A GIS Case Study

In our study area of South Carolina, lung cancer is the second most fatal disease after heart disease, and over 9,000 die each year. In this project, we study spatial relations between lung cancer rates and some of its contributing factors to evaluate the dominating socio-economic factors associated with lung cancer. For instance, SC hosts the biggest tire (i.e. rubber) industry in USA, so the relationship between the rubber industry sites and the lung cancer incidence rates in SC is investigated using a GIS based approach.



                                                                         - Abdullah Al Mamun and David Beasley

Analyzing Food Insecurity in Upstate South Carolina

Food insecurity, defined by the USDA as “consistent access to adequate food (is) limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year,” is the most broadly-used measure of food deprivation in the United States. Our goal for this project is to analyze food security in the upstate region of South Carolina and find at-risk locations by considering existing resources, accessibility, and socioeconomic factors.  Our study examines the probable factors that cause food insecurity in those areas: Is it due to low income levels, transportation methods, lack of access or a combination of these factors?



                                                                            - Kayla Hines and Palak Matta

Geographic Analysis of Health Care Facility Demand in Upstate South Carolina​

This project is designed to aid health care administrators in site-selection for a rural health clinic that would serve the sparsely populated areas of upstate South Carolina. This geospatial analysis will be focused on pinpointing appropriate locations for a new health clinic in the South Carolina Upstate by providing a web app comparing various factors that influence health disparities in rural areas.






                                                                         - Julianne McLeod and Hunter Flanagan


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