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National Cancer Institute GIS Initiatives

The NCI Initiatives section provides users with links to current GIS funding opportunities and program announcements at NCI and across NIH, gives suggestions for how to obtain funding, and directs users to a list of currently funded GIS grants.

This section also describes the SEER GIS Portal, a new NCI initiative that is under development. The portal will contain four GIS web-based mapping tools and services that will help users aggregate and visualize large and multi-dimensional datasets.

In conjunction with the SEER GIS Portal, we are developing a series of Map Stories using current web-based mapping technologies to create narratives about how spatial context influences the geographic patterns of cancer.