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NCI's Surveillance Research Program is developing five geographic information system (GIS) web-based mapping tools and services. These tools will be integrated into the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) GIS Portal, a collaborative geospatial content management system that enables users to find, share, organize, and use maps, applications, and other resources. The tools will help users aggregate and visualize large and multi-dimensional datasets, including population-based cancer statistics and behavioral, environmental, clinical, socioeconomic, and policy data. The portal will also allow users to build communities around common interests by creating specific groups and by organizing and sharing content through these groups.

The following five tools will comprise the SEER GIS Portal:

  • SEER GeoViewer – Users will be able to explore data and construct comparative maps of cancer and risk factors without desktop mapping software.
  • SEER GIS Dashboards – Users will be able to generate complex comparative maps and graphs of cancer and its risk factors to create a "story" about cancer.
  • CanMap Animator – Users will be able to animate cancer statistics over space and time.
  • Historical Cancer Atlas – This tool will create a static, easy-to-reference atlas of cancer mortality across time.
  • NCI Map Stories – These maps will use concepts and tools of geography to tell stories about cancer topics. Map stories combine intelligent web maps with text to inform, educate, and inspire people.

The GIS Portal should be completed by 2012, depending on funding approval.

  • SEER Geoviewer

    Screenshot of SEER Geoviewer Output
  • SEER GIS Dashboards

    Screenshot of SEER GIS Dashboards Interface
  • Historical Cancer Atlas

    Screenshot of Historical Cancer Atlas Output
  • CanMap Animator

    Screenshot of CanMap Animator Output
  • NCI Map Stories

    Screenshot of NCI Map Stories Interface

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