Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Portal

NCI Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Portal provides interactive mapping and visualization of cancer related geo-spatial data. The portal combines 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 the GIS Portal combine intelligent web maps with graphs, charts, tables, and text to inform, educate, and inspire users to generate research hypothesis.

The mapping tools available include:

  • Animated Historical Cancer Atlas - Time-series maps designed to visualize the historical patterns of cancer mortality.
  • NCI Map Stories - Published periodically to inform and educate the user about a specific cancer topic.