Geographic Information Systems and Science for Cancer Control

GIS Data Sources

Data Sources Legend

  • Interactive Maps
  • Tabular Data
  • Downloadable Spatial Datasets
  • Data as a Web Service

Cancer Surveillance Data
  • Interactive Maps
  • Tabular Data
  • No Spatial Datasets
  • No Data as a Web Service

  • NCI GIS Portal
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: interactive portal for U.S. cancer surveillance data

    Geography: U.S. by states, counties, and regions

    Years: most recent 5 years of incidence data; mortality data from 1971

  • SEER Research Data
    • No Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: data for specific demographic or tumor characteristics

    Geography: the 18 SEER registry areas by state, registry, and county

    Years: incidence data from 1973

  • State Cancer Profiles
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: quick access to cancer incidence and mortality data

    Geography: U.S. by states and counties

    Years: most recent 5 years

  • CDC Interactive Cancer Atlas
    • Interactive Maps
    • No Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: incidence and mortality data with linked maps, graphs, and tables

    Geography: U.S. by state

    Years: incidence data from 1999

  • Cancer in North America (CiNA) Online
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: combined data for the US and Canada from NAACCR

    Geography: U.S. and Canada by states/provinces

    Years: the most recent 5 years

  • IARC Cancer Today (GloboCan)
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: global cancer incidence, mortality, and prevalence estimates

    Geography: worldwide by country

    Years: latest available year

Behavioral Risk Factor Data
  • Interactive Maps
  • Tabular Data
  • No Spatial Datasets
  • No Data as a Web Service

  • State Cancer Profiles - Screening & Risk Factors
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: quick access to cancer screening, diet and exercise, and smoking data

    Geography: U.S. by states and counties

    Years: latest available

  • NCI Small Area Estimates
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: model-based estimates of cancer screening, risk factors, and cancer-related knowledge

    Geography: U.S. by states, health service areas, and counties

    Years: 3 and 4-year periods from 1997

  • NCI Tobacco Policy Viewer
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: history of smoke-free policy laws in workplaces, restaurants, and bars

    Geography: U.S. by state, county, and city

    Years: data by year since 1990, map animation in 5-year increments

  • BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: behavioral risk factor data on a variety of health topics

    Geography: U.S. by state and metro area; includes Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands

    Years: by year for the most recent 5 years

Environmental Exposure Data
  • Interactive Maps
  • Tabular Data
  • Downloadable Spatial Datasets
  • Data as a Web Service

  • County Level UV Exposure Data
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: estimates of average daily solar radiation

    Geography: by county for the continental U.S.

    Years: 30-year average based on data from 1961-1990

  • National Library of Medicine TOXMAP
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • Downloadable Spatial Data Sets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: explore data on the release of toxic chemicals

    Geography: U.S. and Canada toxic release point locations (includes Puerto Rico)

    Years: individual years since 1988

  • Description: interactive map to explore a variety of environmental indicators

    Geography: U.S. by census tract or block group

    Years: latest available, varies by data source

  • Description: a wide variety of data on "ecosystem goods and services"

    Geography: U.S. at various scales as well as data for specific cities and towns

    Years: latest available, varies by data source

Data on Locations of Medical Services
  • No Interactive Maps
  • Tabular Data
  • No Spatial Datasets
  • No Data as a Web Service

  • Geocoded National Providers Identifier (NPI) Files
    • No Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: locations of Medicare and Medicaid service providers

    Geography: U.S. provider point locations

    Years: 2008, 2009, 2014, and 2015

  • Area Health Resource Files
    • No Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: counts of medical service providers and facilities by specialty

    Geography: U.S. state and county

    Years: latest available

  • FDA Mammography Facilities Database
    • No Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: locations of FDA-certified mammography facilities

    Geography: U.S. facility addresses (not geocoded)

    Years: latest available, updated periodically

Built Environment, Food Sources, Obesity, and Energy Balance Data
  • Interactive Maps
  • Tabular Data
  • No Spatial Datasets
  • No Data as a Web Service

  • State Cancer Profiles - Diet and Exercise
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: quick access to data on diet, obesity, and physical activity

    Geography: U.S. by states and counties

    Years: latest available

  • Sprawl Index
    • No Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: a sprawl measure based on density, land use, employment, and street accessibility

    Geography: U.S. by tract, county, metro area, and urban area

    Years: 2010

  • USDA Food Environment Atlas
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: a wide variety of data on food environment indicators

    Geography: U.S. by counties

    Years: latest available; archived data back to 2011

  • USDA Food Access Research Atlas
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: data on supermarket accessibility and low-income populations

    Geography: U.S. by tract

    Years: latest available; archived data back to 2011

Data on Populations and Social Determinants
  • Interactive Maps
  • Tabular Data
  • Downloadable Spatial Datasets
  • Data as a Web Service

  • Intercensal Population Estimates
    • No Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: annual population estimates by age and race/ethnicity

    Geography: U.S. by states and counties

    Years: data by year since 1969

  • Residential History Data
    • No Interactive Maps
    • No Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: methods to access commercial residential history data

    Geography: U.S. by address location

    Years: data available starting in the mid 1980's

  • SEER Linked County Attributes
    • No Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: demographic and socioeconomic characteristics linked with cancer data

    Geography: U.S. by counties

    Years: 1990, 2000, 2010, and 5-year ACS intervals since 2007-11

  • Tract-Level ACS Data
    • No Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • No Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: a set of demographic and socioeconomic measures

    Geography: U.S. by tract

    Years: 2005-9, 2006-10, and 2007-11

  • Description: population counts in one kilometer grid cells

    Geography: global

    Years: 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020

Geospatial Reference Data
  • Interactive Maps
  • Tabular Data
  • Downloadable Spatial Datasets
  • Data as a Web Service

  • Description: boundaries for standard Census geographic areas

    Geography: U.S. counties, tracts, ZCTAs, block groups

    Years: each decennial census (with some updates linked to ACS data releases)

  • Census Urban Areas and Urban Clusters
    • Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • Downloadable Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: urban area boundaries based on urban development

    Geography: U.S. urban areas and urban clusters (groups of tracts and blocks)

    Years: each decennial census

  • Hospital Service Areas and Hospital Referral Regions
    • No Interactive Maps
    • No Tabular Data
    • Downloadable Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: geographic areas based on hospital catchment areas

    Geography: U.S. HSAs and HRRs

    Years: 2005

  • Description: a collection of health research and services data

    Geography: U.S. by states, counties, congressional districts and ZIP codes

    Years: various

  • USGS Geographic Names Information System
    • No Interactive Maps
    • Tabular Data
    • Downloadable Spatial Datasets
    • No Data as a Web Service

    Description: geocoded U.S. place names as defined by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names

    Geography: point locations in U.S. states, territories and associated areas

    Years: Current place names, updated regularly (with some historic place names)

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