Geographic Information Systems and Science for Cancer Control

Other GIS Tools

Other GIS Tools


General Resources

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Miscellaneous Tools

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Spatial Analysis

  • The BUGS Project (Bayesian inference Using Gibbs Sampling) - software for the Bayesian analysis of complex statistical models using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods
    • maps2WinBUGS - a tool for transformation from different vector graphical map formats to the GeoBUGS format.
  • TerraSeer - advanced tools for complex data analysis.
  • CrimeStat Spatial Statistics Program - software for the analysis of crime incident locations.
  • GATHER - Geographic Analysis Tool for Health & Environmental Research. Provides health-related spatial data and functionality from the Centers for Disease Control and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Includes Environmental Health Analyst interactive tool.
  • GIS-H Connectivity Software - links to several software packages useful for spatial analysis.
  • Code for spatial statistics and image analysis - a collection of links at Penn State University.
  • GeoDa - a graphical interface to methods of descriptive spatial data analysis, such as spatial autocorrelation statistics and indicators of spatial outliers.
  • CSISS Tools Clearinghouse - a list of tools, including a search engine and links to portal sites. Provided by the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science.

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Mapping and Data Visualization

Software

  • ArcView Translators - tools for translation to and from Esri
  • Epi Info and Epi Map - free software for collection and geographic display of data, from the Division of Public Health Surveillance and Informatics of the Centers for Disease Control.
  • MapInfo - developer of a number of mapping products and services.
  • FreeGIS Project - freely available GIS software.
  • MapCruzin.com GIS software - freely available GIS software and resources.
  • Microsoft MapPoint - integrates with Microsoft Office.
  • MapTools - hosts open source mapping projects, and provides other resources to users and developers of such projects.
  • Shapelib - source code and documentation for an Application Program Interface in C to read and write Esri shape files.

Cartography

Miscellaneous Mapping Resources

  • Map Machine - National Geographic's interactive mapping tool.
  • EnviroMapper - a tool developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to map various types of environmental information, including air releases, drinking water, toxic releases, hazardous wastes, water discharge permits, and Superfund sites.

Data Visualization

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