Geographic Information Systems and Science for Cancer Control

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 Science (GIS) 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.

Mapping Tools:

NCI Cancer Atlas
An exploratory tool that enables users to construct comparative maps, graphs, and charts of cancer statistics and risk factors.
NCI Map Stories
These maps are published periodically to inform and educate the user about a specific cancer topic.
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 Tobacco Policy Viewer
An exploratory tool that enables users to view maps to see who is leading the way in smoke free laws with regards to bars, restaurants and workplaces.
  • NCI Cancer Atlas

    Screenshot of NCI Cancer Atlas Output
  • Animated Historical Cancer Atlas

    Screenshot of Animated Historical Cancer Atlas Output
  • NCI Map Stories

    Screenshot of NCI Map Stories Interface
  • NCI Tobacco Policy Viewer

    Screenshot of NCI Tobacco Policy Viewer

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