Geographic Information Systems and Science for Cancer Control

Geospatial Tools

Geospatial Tools Legend

  • Downloadable (PC)
  • Web-based (Web Browser)
  • Coding/API (Requires Programming)

Geocoding and Data Preparation Tools
  • Downloadable Tool
  • Web-based Tool
  • Coding/API Tool

Spatial Analysis Tools
  • Downloadable Tool
  • Web-based Tool
  • No Coding/API Tool

  • SaTScan
    • Downloadable Tool
    • No Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    Identifies statistically significant disease clusters using spatial scan statistics

  • Health Disparities Calculator (HD*Calc)
    • Downloadable Tool
    • No Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    Statistical software designed to evaluate and monitor health disparities

  • Confidence Intervals for Ranked Rates (CI*Rank)
    • No Downloadable Tool
    • Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    Interactive tool to generate confidence intervals for incidence or mortality rates ranked among different geographic areas

  • Head-Bang Spatial Smoother
    • Downloadable Tool
    • No Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    A plug-in for Esri's ArcMap that performs spatial smoothing to stabilize rates in sparsely populated areas

  • NAACCR's Shortest Path Finder Tool
    • No Downloadable Tool
    • Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    Interactive tool to calculate the time and distance between pairs of points

  • GeoDa Spatial Statistics Package
    • Downloadable Tool
    • No Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    A suite of spatial statistical methods to identify general spatial patterns and relationships

  • CrimeStat Spatial Statistics Program
    • Downloadable Tool
    • No Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    Tools to analyze the distance between point locations – useful for research involving access to medical services

Mapping and Cartography Tools
  • Downloadable Tool
  • Web-based Tool
  • Coding/API Tool

  • Linked Micromaps
    • Downloadable Tool
    • No Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    Compare multiple variables across geographic areas as well as across time

  • ColorBrewer
    • No Downloadable Tool
    • Web-based Tool
    • Coding/API Tool

    An interactive tool to select effective colors for choropleth (shaded area) maps

  • ColorTool
    • Downloadable Tool
    • No Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    A plug-in for Esri's ArcMap to apply ColorBrewer color ramps

  • MapShaper Generalization Tool
    • Downloadable Tool
    • Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    An interactive tool to generalize or simplify spatial boundary files

  • Leaflet
    • No Downloadable Tool
    • No Web-based Tool
    • Coding/API Tool

    An easy-to-use JavaScript library to generate interactive web maps

  • D3-Geo
    • No Downloadable Tool
    • No Web-based Tool
    • Coding/API Tool

    A flexible JavaScript library to generate interactive web maps within the D3 data visualization framework

Geovisualization / Data Visualization Tools
  • Downloadable Tool
  • Web-based Tool
  • No Coding/API Tool

  • Penn State GeoVISTA Software
    • Downloadable Tool
    • Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    Geovisualization software tools from Penn State University's Department of Geography

  • Visualizing Health
    • No Downloadable Tool
    • Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    An interactive style guide with suggested techniques for visualizing health data

  • The Data Visualization Catalogue
    • No Downloadable Tool
    • Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    An interactive collection of different types of charts and graphs for quantitative data displays

  • Visualizing Data Tools and Resources
    • No Downloadable Tool
    • Web-based Tool
    • No Coding/API Tool

    A collection of visualization tools and resources with topic filter tabs at the top including a Mapping topic

Color Blind Tools
  • Downloadable Tool
  • Web-based Tool
  • No Coding/API Tool

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