NCI GIS Portal
NCI GIS Portal is a web-based station for interactive mapping and visualization of cancer related geo-spatial data. The portal combines Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Science principles and tools to harmonize a relatively large and multi-dimensional datasets, including population-based cancer statistics and behavioral, environmental, clinical, socioeconomic, and policy data at the county and state levels. The tools that comprise GIS Portal combine intelligent web maps with graphs, charts, tables, and text to inform, educate, and inspire users to generate research hypothesis.
- NCI GeoViewer – An exploratory tool that enables users to construct comparative maps, graphs, and charts of cancer statistics and risk factors.
- Animated Historical Cancer Atlas – Designed to visualize the historical patterns of cancer mortality. The tool generates time-series maps, and the user has a choice to view the historical cancer patterns as either a static set of maps, or as an animation.
- NCI Map Stories – These maps are published periodically to inform and educate the user about a specific cancer topic.
Parts of the NCI Portal are still currently under development.