Web Sites for Questions Asked by Beginner Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Users Starting Work on Cancer Prevention and Control Projects

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This Web site Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) list was last updated on August 8, 2002.

 

A challenge is what criteria should be used for selecting URLs for inclusion.  The URLs on this list have evolved in response to questions asked by beginner GIS users starting work on cancer prevention and control projects.  No explicit criteria were used for selecting URLs. The current list includes a mix of URLs from government, commercial, and other sources.  To the extent possible, the list is tilted towards URLs with GIS applications or data sources related to cancer prevention and control. Many URLs are general, however, as beginner GIS users in cancer prevention and control often ask questions common to many other GIS user groups.

For many URLs on this list, the URL is listed by the organization or agency name.  In some cases, however, the URL has been listed by some other alternative (e.g., the Spatial Epidemiology short course by Nicky Best, Paul Elliott, and Sylvia Richardson is listed under “N” for "Nicky Best”).  Until a user is familiar with how URLs are listed, the most efficient way to search for URLs likely is to use the Microsoft Word document “Edit” and “Find” tools, type text describing the Web site, and then electronically search to find that text.

This list should not be regarded as comprehensive or definitive. URLs frequently change. This list does not constitute an endorsement of any organization, product, or program, and none should be inferred.

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Address Points

Display geocoded data at individual building level.

http://www.addresspoints.com

 

Adobe

Adobe Acrobat Reader 5

Free software for viewing and printing Adobe Portable Document  Format (PDF) files.

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html

 

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

Recommendations on clinical preventive services.

http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/prevenix.htm

 

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Links to: 1998 GIS Conference Proceedings; Public Health Training Network May 2000 Sat­ellite Broadcast on "Geographic Information Systems in Public Health"; GIS Links;  Public Health GIS News and Information; and the ATSDR GATHER Server.

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/gis/

 

Geographic Analysis Tool for Health and Environmental Reseach (GATHER) Server

http://gis.cdc.gov

 

Cluster Software, Version 3.1

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HS/cluster.html

 

To request a copy of the Public Health Training Network May 2000 Satellite Broadcast on "Geographic Information Systems in Public Health", email: gis@cdc.gov

 

American Cancer Society Statistics

Cancer Facts & Figures for 2002

http://www.cancer.org/eprise/main/docroot/stt/stt_0

 

American Hospital Association

AHA Policy Forum Trend Watch (American Hospital Association and The Lewin Group)

June 2002; 4 (1): 1-8.   Challenges Facing Rural Hospitals

June 2000; 2(2): 1-8.   Essential Access -- Broadening the Safety Net

http://www.hospitalconnect.com/ahapolicyforum/trendwatch/

 

Health Care QuickDisc (information about hospitals)

http://www.hospitalconnect.com/aha/resource_center/index.html

 

American Medical Association

Directory of Physicians in the United States (CD-ROM)

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/2672.html

 

Ancestry.com

Genealogy search engines and data bases.

http://www.ancestry.com

 

Appalachian Regional Commission

http://www.arc.gov/

 

Applied Geographics Solutions, Inc

Demographic and marketing data, including MOSAIC neighborhood classification or segmentation.

http://www.appliedgeographic.com/mosaicinfo.htm

 

Association of American Geographers

http://www.aag.org

 

Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)

Atlanta Regional Information System (ARIS) CD ROM 2002

http://www.atlanta-data.com/

 

BioMedware

Develops software developer for biostatistics and geographic analysis, that is distributed by TerraSeer.  Examples include  BoundarySeer, ClusterSeer, and SpaceStat software

http://www.biomedware.com/default.html

 

Bobby WorldWide

Bobby allow Web page authors to identify and repair significant barriers to access by

individuals with disabilities, in compliance with the 1998 Amendment to the Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 US Code 794d)

http://www.cast.org/bobby/

 

CACI

Demographics and ACORN lifestyle segmentation system

http://www.demographics.caci.com/products/products.htm

 

Caliper Corporation

Maptitude (software)

http://www.maptitude.com

 

Claritas

Demographics and PRIZM lifestyle segmentation system

http://www.claritas.com/index.html

 

Claritas Express You Are Where You Live ZIP Code Look-up Program

http://cluster2.claritas.com/Express/freeinfo.wjsp

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

General

http://www.cdc.gov

 

Associate Director for Science, Office of Director

Human Subjects Research

http://www.cdc.gov/od/ads/hsr2.htm

 

Epidemiology Program Office

Epi Info and Epi Map 2000

http://www.cdc.gov/epiinfo/EI2000.htm

 

Web references on GIS and shape files

http://www.cdc.gov/epiinfo/EIhlgeog.htm

 

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)

Division of Adult and Community Health

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/brfss/index.asp

 

BRFSS 2000 Survey Data

http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/ti-surveydata2000.htm

 

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC), NCCDPHP, CDC

General

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer

 

Cancer Clusters

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr/clusters.htm

 

Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Control Initiatives

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorctl/index.htm

 

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/index.htm

 

National Comprehensive Cancer Control Inititiatives

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ncccp/index.htm

 

National Program of Cancer Registries

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr/index.htm

 

National Skin Cancer Prevention Education Program

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nscpep/index.htm

 

Prostate Cancer Control Initiatives

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate/index.htm

 

Technical Information and Editorial Services Branch, NCCDPHP, CDC

Chronic Disease Prevention (CDP) Databases

http://www.cdc.gov/cdp/

 

Leadership Directories OnLine

Collection of directories updated daily, including: the Congressional Yellowbook, the Federal Yellow Book, the Associations Yellowbook, and the State Yellow Book.  http://www.leadershipdirectories.com

 

National Center for Environmental Health(NCEH), CDC

Environmental Public Health Tracking

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/tracking/

 

Health Informatics, Information Services, Geographic Information Services

Access limited to CDC intranet users

http://inside.nceh.cdc.gov/hio/default.asp?url%20=/hio/gis/default.asp/

 

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), CDC

GIS Resources (links to Public Health GIS News and Information and 1997 NCHS Atlas of United States Mortality)

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/gis.htm

 

CDC Mailing List "Geographic Information Systems - Public Health GIS Users Group" (provides subscribers with Public Health GIS News and Information).

http://www.cdc.gov/subscribe.html

 

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Injury-related mortality maps.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/maps/default.htm

 

Colorado State University

Environmental Health Advanced Systems Laboratory

http://ehasl.cvmbs.colostate.edu

 

Cynthia Brewer

ColorBrewer (Guide to choosing map colors)

http://www.colorbrewer.org

 

Mapping Diversity Censr01-101

http://www.census.gov/population/cen2000/atlas/censr01-101.pdf

 

Conceptual Software

DBMS/COPY 7 (software for converting data from one format to another)

http://www.conceptual.com/

 

Cornell Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors in New York State

http://www.cfe.cornell.edu/bcerf/Map/Map.cfm

 

Dartmouth Medical School

Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences

Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

http://www.dartmouthatlas.org/default.php

 

Data files available for download from the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

http://www.dartmouthatlas.org/download.php

 

Primary Care Service Area Project

http://pcsa.hrsa.gov/

 

Density Equalizing Map Projections (DEMP)

The DEMP software program is not publicly available at this time.

http://merrill.olm.net/mdocs/demp/index.html

 

EI: A Program for Ecological Inference (Gary King)

This program provides methods for running the statistical procedures, diagnostics, and graphics developed in A Solution to the Ecological Inference Problem: Reconstructing Individual Behavior from Aggregate Data (Princeton Univeristy Press, 1997). The program requires Gauss and the Gauss module CML

http://gking.harvard.edu/stats.shtml

 

EzI: An Easy Program for Ecological Inference (Gary King)

EzI is similar to the EI program, but does not require Gauss to run.

http://gking.harvard.edu/stats.shtml

 

EPIQMS

EpiQMS (Epidemiologic Query and Mapping System) is an on-line application which allows citizens, public health and medical practitioners and public health agency investigators (three security levels) access to a state's or region's health data (death, birth, cancer registry, hospital discharge, STD, injury, emergency response, environmental justice, etc.) for the purpose of health assessment or surveillance support. There is a special emphasis on "where." This site displays health outcome data at several geographic scales (state, county, Zip Code, census tract, block group, school district) with rates being available for age x race x gender for those geographies. Further, rates are available after being adjusted for small number problems using empirical Bayes smoothing. Charts, tables and maps are available.

https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/epiqms/

 

Environmental Defense Scorecard

Allows user to enter ZIP code and determine what pollutants are being released and the source.

http://www.scorecard.org

 

Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

General

http://www.esri.com

 

ArcObjects Online

Information about ArcObjects including sample code (e.g., for DS Map Book), technical documents, and object model diagrams.

http://arcobjectsonline.esri.com/

 

ArcUser (Magazine)

http://www.esri.com/news/arcuser/index.html

 

Geography Network

http://www.geographynetwork.com

 

Glossary of GIS Terms

http://www.esri.com/library/glossary/glossary.html

 

Hardware Vendors

Examples of computer hardware specifications for GIS work by several hardware vendors.

http://www.esri.com/partners/hardware/hw_vendors.html

 

Health

http://www.esri.com/industries/health/index.html

 

Internet Guide to Geographic Information Systems

http://www.gis.com/site/index.html

 

Library

http://www.esri.com/library/

 

Support Center

http://support.esri.com/

 

TIGER/Line 2000

http://www.geographynetwork.com/data/tiger2000/

 

Virtual Campus

http://campus.esri.com/

 

European Health and Environment Information System for Disease and Exposure Mapping and Risk Assessment (EUROHEIS)

A set of 'best practice' guidelines has been developed to achieve comparability between geographical studies of environmental exposures and associated health effects.

http://www.med.ic.ac.uk/divisions/60/euroheis/homepage.htm

 

Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology

Checklist on Disclosure Potential of Proposed Data Releases

http://www.fcsm.gov/cdac/

 

Federal Communication Commission

Mass Media Bureau Databases

http://www.fcc.gov/mb/databases/

 

Federal Geographic Data Committee

Address Content Standard

http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/status/sub2_4.html

 

E-Government Geospatial One-Stop

http://www.fgdc.gov/geo-one-stop/

 

Geospatial Metadata Standard

http://www.fgdc.gov/metadata/meta_stand.html

 

United States National Grid Standard (FGDC-STD-011-2001)

http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/status/usng.html

 

National Spatial Data Infrastructure

http://www.fgdc.gov

 

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council

Geocoding/Mapping System

http://www.ffiec.gov/geocode/default.htm

 

FloridaHealthStat

Example of application to map locations of health care providers and facilities

http://www.floridahealthstat.com/

 

FME (Feature Manipulation Engine)

FME (Feature Manipulation Engine) is a data access solution for reading, writing and transforming spatial data.

http://www.safe.com/products/fme/index.htm

 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Locations of certified mammography facilities

http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/mammography/certified.html

 

Freeality Internet Search

Links to search engines to find people by first and last name.

http://www.freeality.com/find.htm

 

GeoAccess

Different geocoding assumptions/techniques may give different results.

http://www.geoaccess.com/datamanagement/geocoding-techniques.htm

 

GeoHealth Body Viewer CR (Cancer Registry)

http://www.geohealth.com/bodyviewer.html

 

GeoLytics

Census CD demographic data

http://www.geolytics.com/index.html

 

Geographic Data Technology (GDT)

http://www.geographic.com/home/index.cfm

 

Georgia GIS Data Clearinghouse

http://gis.state.ga.us/Clearinghouse/clearinghouse.html

 

Geospatial Solutions (Journal)

http://www.geospatial-online.com/

 

Glynn County (Georgia) Tax Map Assessment

This Web site illustrates detail available from property tax records, and also includes features such as “disclaimer” and “user Web browser compatibility checking”.

http://maps.binarybus.com/glynn

 

Group 1 Software

Code-1 Plus

http://www.group-one-software.com/address_standardization

 

Hallogram Publishing

Fone*Data (telephone area code and prefix database with geographic coordinates)

http://www.hallogram.com/mailers/fonedata/index.html

 

Health and Human Services Data Council

Confidentiality of Individually-Identifiable Health Information: Recomendations of the Secretarty of Health and Human Services (1997).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/datacncl/intro.htm#dcagenda

 

FedStats (Gateway to statistics from over 100 federal agencies)

http://www.fedstats.gov/

 

Health & Place (Journal)

http://www.elsevier.nl/inca/publications/store/3/0/5/1/9/30519.pub.htt

 

Health Canada Cancer Bureau

Canadian Cancer Incidence Atlas

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpb/lcdc/bc/atlas_e.html

 

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

Office for Civil Rights, Department Health and Human Services

National Standards to Protect the Privacy of Personal Health Information

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/

 

General Overview of HIPPA Standards

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/genoverview.html

 

Davenhall WF.  Protecting geocoded health data (article).

http://www.esri.com/industries/health/hipaa.html

 

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Area Resource File

http://www.arfsys.com

 

Community Health Status Indicators Project

http://www.communityhealth.hrsa.gov

 

Office of Rural Health Policy (includes list of ORHP funded Rural Health Policy Research Centers)

http://www.ruralhealth.hrsa.gov/

 

Health Professional Shortage Areas (Ad Hoc Query Database)

http://bphc.hrsa.gov/databases/newhpsa/newhpsa.cfm

 

Primary Care Service Area Project

http://pcsa.hrsa.gov/

 

State health workforce profiles

http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/profiles/default.htm

 

US-Mexico Border Health Home Page

http://bphc.hrsa.gov/bphc/borderhealth/default.htm

 

Healthy People 2010

Objective 23-3:  Increase the proportion of all major national, State, and local health data sys­tems that use geocoding to promote nationwide use of geographic information systems (GIS) at all levels.

http://www.health.gov/healthypeople/Document/HTML/Volume2/23PHI.htm

 

InfoUSA

Marketing directories and phone books on CD-ROM

http://www.infousa.com/homesite/index.html

 

Insightful Corporation

S-PLUS

http://www.insightful.com/products/product.asp?PID=3

 

S+SpatialStats

http://www.insightful.com/products/product.asp?PID=17

 

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

GLOBOCAN 2000 Cancer Incidence, Mortality and Prevalence Worldwide

http://www-dep.iarc.fr/resour/software/globo2000sof.htm

 

International Journal Health Geographics

http://www.ij-healthgeographics.com/start.asp

 

Kaiser Family Foundation

State Facts Outline offers health policy information on more than 200 topics as tables and maps.  Users can view information for a single state or compare and rank data across all 50 states and make comparisons with U.S. totals.

http://www.statehealthfacts.kff.org

 

Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program

http://www.kars.ukans.edu/

 

Kentucky Cancer Registry

Maps of age-adjusted cancer incidence rates by Kentucky area development district and by county

http://www.kcr.uky.edu/cir/incidence.html

 

LandScan

LandScan 2000

http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/plue/gpw/landscan

 

MapInfo

MapInfo Professional (software)

http://www.mapinfo.com

 

MapInfo MapXtreme

Web-based mapping software used in NCI Cancer Mortality Maps and Graphs

http://www.mapinfo.com/community/free/library/nci_casestudy.pdf

 

Medicare

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

http://cms.hhs.gov

 

CMS Data and Statistics

http://www.hcfa.gov/stats/default.htm

 

Medicare Managed Care Market Penetration State/County Data Files

http://www.hcfa.gov/medicare/mgd-rept.htm

 

Medicare Research Data Assistance Center

http://www.resdac.umn.edu

 

Mississippi Delta Region

ATSDR Mississippi Delta Project

http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov/delta1.html

 

Mississippi Development Commission

http://199.79.179.13/delta/delta.html

 

MSN Home Advisor

Enter a ZIP code to display Neighborhood details (including PRIZM codes)

http://homeadvisor.msn.com/pickaplace/nf_Overview.asp

 

Multi-Agency Internet Geographic Information Service

The Multi-Agency Internet Geographic Information Service (MAIGIS) is a three year pilot project at the West Midlands Cancer Intelligence Unit (The Univeristy of Birmingham) to establish an interactive map based web service providing health and health related data at the regional level.  The project is funded by the Public Health Development Fund.  Examples of data that can be mapped include:  breast, bronchus, cervical, colorectal, head, neck, prostate, and upper gastro-intestinal cancer.  The project also maps several deprivation indices.

http://maigis.wmpho.org.uk

 

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Applications of GIS to cancer research at the National Cancer Institute.

Pickle LW, Heineman EF, Ward H, Nuckols JR,  Gumpertz M, Bell BS.

ESRI Annual International Health GIS Conference Proceedings 2001.

http://www.esri.com/library/userconf/health01/papers/hc01_p01a/hc01_p01a.html

 

Cancer Cluster Fact Sheet

http://cis.nci.nih.gov/fact/3_58.htm

 

Cancer Mortality Maps and Graphs

http://www.nci.nih.gov/atlasplus

 

Power Point slide presentation by Dan Grauman on August 15, 2001 about enhancements to the cancer mortality atlas Web site

http://www-dceg.ims.nci.nih.gov/atlas/NCHS08152001.ppt

 

Consumer Health Profiling Project

Applied Cancer Screening Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population

Sciences (DCCPS), NCI.  To order maps of census block groups in your area in need of

mammography and cervical cancer screening, contact the NCI Cancer Information Service Outreach Manager for your area by calling1-800-422-6237 or call the NCI's Office of

Communication at (301) 496-6667.

http://dccps.nci.nih.gov/ACSRB/consumer.html

 

Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project (LIBCSP)

General Overview

http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/LIBCSP/

 

Geographical Information System for Health (GIS-H)

http://www.healthgis-li.com/

 

Public Health Reports article in 1999 on "Geographic Information Systems and Public Health:  Mapping the Future"

http://www.healthgis-li.com/library/phr/phr.htm

 

Publications by Linda Pickle (Spatial Analysis and GIS Publications)

http://srab.cancer.gov/publications/GIS/

 

Questionnaire modules used in studies by the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) of the National Cancer Institute National Cancer Institute

http://dceg.cancer.gov/QMOD/

 

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End-Results Program

General

http://seer.cancer.gov/

 

Internet Access to the SEER 1973-1999 Public Use Data

http://seer.cancer.gov/publicdata/access.html

 

Software for Calculating the Spatial, Temporal and Space-Time Scan Statistics

SaTScan

http://www3.cancer.gov/prevention/bb/satscan.html

 

National Cancer Registrars Association

Journal of Registry Management

http://www.ncra-usa.org/jrm.html

 

National Geographic Map Machine

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/

 

National Health Foundation

An independent, charitable, tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) corporation dedicated to improving and enhancing the healthcare of the underserved by developing and supporting innovative programs that can become independently viable, systemic solutions to gaps in healthcare access and delivery and that have the potential to be replicated naionally

http://www.nationalhealthfoundation.org/index.html

 

Health Query

HealthQuery® is free of commercial advertising and creates “public domain-ware” applications that can be used free of charge.  Currently, HealthQuery® is being developed for Los Angles, but will expand to cover all 58 California counties.  The first applications will include vital statistics query to provides zip code level birth and death rates, a resource locator to map hospital and clinic locations, and health demographics for mapping population data.  Features will eventually include models and simulations to predict the balance between supply and demand for services.

http://www.healthquery.org/

 

National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)

Interactive Health Atlas of American Indian and Alaska Native Elders

http://www.nicoa.org/atlas.html

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

UV Index Text and Maps for 58 cities

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/uv_index/

 

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Case-control study of childhood cancer in Dover Township (Ocean County), New Jersey

http://www.state.nj.us/health/eoh/hhazweb/dovertwp.htm

 

New Mexico Tumor Registry

Using GIS to assess risk factors for non-melanoma skin cancer (end date: 6/00)

http://hsc.unm.edu/epiccpro/gis_assess_risk.html

 

New York State

Office for Technology, GIS Data Clearinghouse

http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/index.html

 

Department of Health,  New York State Cancer Surveillance Improvement Initiative

http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/cancer/csii/nyscsii.htm

 

Nicky Best, Paul Elliott, Sylvia Richardson

Short Course on Spatial Epidemiology (March 12-14, 2001)

Imperial College School of Medicine, London

http://stats.ma.ic.ac.uk/~ngb30/

 

Nielsen Media Research

Reports and maps about local TV markets areas defined by Nielsen Media Research as

designated market areas (DMAs)

http://www.nielsenmedia.com/

 

North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)

CiNA+  On-Line (cancer incidence maps for North America).

http://www.naaccr.org/cinap/index.htm

 

NAACCR Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Work Group

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/NAACCR-GIS

 

NAACCR Current Record Layout

Version 10.  (Vol 2 Data Standards and Data Dictionary) (5/14/02)

page 226:  Latitude;   page 228:  Longitude;  page 298:  RuralUrban Continuum 1993 (Beale) Code;  page 299:  RuralUrban Continuum 2000 (Beale) Code.

http://www.naaccr.org/Standards/Standards.html

 

Nursing Home Info

Locations of nursing homes and assisted care facilities, by Nelson & Wallery, Ltd.

http://www.nursinghomeinfo.com/

 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

http://www.ornl.gov/gist/

 

Open GEodaTA Consortium (OGETA)

http://www.ogeta.com/home.html?

 

Open GIS Consortium (OGC)

Encourages consensus processes to help improve inter-operability among diverse geoprocess­ing systems.

http://www.opengis.org/

 

Pennsylvania State University

Department of Geography

Geographic Visualization Science, Technology, and Applications Center (GeoVista)

http://www.geovista.psu.edu/

 

Digital Government Quality Graphics

http://www.geovista.psu.edu/grants/dg-qg/intro.html

 

Visualizing Health Statistics (including color legends and reliability)

http://www.geovista.psu.edu/grants/nchs/index.html

 

World Campus Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/pub/gis/index.shtml/index.shtml

 

Pew Charitable Trusts

Health-Track Map Cancer Deaths and Toxic Releases

http://health-track.org/

 

Point Pattern Analysis (Art Getis)

http://xerxes.sph.umich.edu:2000/cgi-bin/cgi-tcl-examples/generic/ppa/ppa.cgi

 

Roots Web

Genealogy search engines and databases.

http://www.rootsweb.com/

 

Public Health Research Laboratories

EpiAnalyst for ArcView GIS  (software)

http://www.phrl.org/SoftwareData.htm

 

SAS GIS Tutorial

http://www.sas.com/software/tutorialsv8/gis/mmenu.htm

 

Semaphore Corporation

ZP4 

US Coding Accuracy Support System software can standardize address information (e.g., spelling, abbreviations) to meet US Postal Service standards and to determine the proper ZIP+4 for any address.  ZP4 can only determine whether street addresses fall within the “low to high” address ranges specified on ZIP+4 records.

http://www.semaphorecorp.com/home/products.html

 

Delivery Point Confirmation

The Delivery Point Validation (DPV) database is a “yes/no” table for checking the validity of individual mailing addresses (i.e., whether the US Postal Service actually delivers mail to an address).   For example, only three addresses might actually exist in a given range like "100 to 198 (even)". With the addition of DPV, ZP4 will validate the three correct addresses and reject any other address in the range.

http://www.semaphorecorp.com/cgi/dpv.html

 

Silent Spring Institute

Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Atlas

http://www.silentspring.org/atlas/atlas.htm

 

Simmons Market Research Bureau

National Consumer Survey

http://www.smrb.com/

 

South Carolina State

South Carolina Community Assessment

http://webserver04.dhec.state.sc.us/

 

South Carolina Interactive Map Services

Includes cancer statistics at the ZIP Code and Election District level.

http://scangis.dhec.state.sc.us/extranet

 

Statistics in Medicine (Journal)

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jtoc?ID=2988

 

Sustainable Development Indicators

http://www.sdi.gov/reports.htm

 

TechSmith

Snag-It (software for computer screen capture)

http://www.techsmith.com/

 

TeleAtlas NorthAmerica (formerly Etak)

Eagle Geocoder

Finds census tract, block group, and latitude/longitude for a street address.

http://geocode.com/eagle.html

 

Spatial Data Demonstration

The route planning demonstration includes ability to identify cross-streets.

http://www.na.teleatlas.com/products/pdemos.html

 

TerraSeer Environmental Insight Software

BoundarySeer, ClusterSeer, and SpaceStat

http://www.terraseer.com/

 

Texas Department of Health (TDH)

Spatial Approaches to Health Outcomes (SAHO), TDH Cancer Registry Maps

http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/gis/default.htm

 

TV-Radio World

Internet Broadcast Directory of Radio Television Stations on the Web

http://www.tvradioworld.com/default.asp

 

100000 Watts US radio and TV directory

http://100Kwatts.tmi.net

 

University of British Columbia, Department of Geography

GIS and Cartography On-Line Resources

Unit 41. Spatial Interpolation

http://www.geog.ubc.ca/courses/klink/gis.notes/ncgia/u41.html

 

University of California at Los Angeles

School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

Web site about John Snow

http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow.html

 

University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of Geography

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

Core Curriculum in GIScience

http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/pubs/core.html

 

University College London, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

GIS Timeline (History of GIS)

http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/gistimeline/

 

University  Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Luc Anselin’s current working papers on spatial econometrics

http://geog55.gis.uiuc.edu/~luc/papers.html

 

University of Iowa, Department of Geography

Distance Mapping and Analysis Program (DMAP) Software

http://www.uiowa.edu/~geog/health/index11.html

 

Improving Public Health Through Geographical Information Systems An Instructional Guide to Major Concepts and Their Implementation

http://www.uiowa.edu/~geog/health/

 

Global Urban Indicators: Small-Area Indicators for Urban Housing, Environment, and Child Health in India and Nigeria

http://www.uiowa.edu/~gishlth/

 

University of Leeds, Centre for Computational Geography

Geocomputation 2000. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on GeoComputation. Gregory IN. An evaluation of the accuracy of the areal interpolation of data for the analysis of long-term change in England and Wales.

http://www.geocomputation.org/2000/GC045/Gc045.htm

 

University of London, Centre for Multi-level Modeling

Development of statistical models for the analysis of hierarchically structured data, training in the use of such models, and source for the MLwiN software program (MLwiN) for fitting multi-level models.

http://multilevel.ioe.ac.uk/index.html

 

University of Michigan, National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

Ned Levine N. CrimeStat: A Spatial Statistics Program for the Analysis of Crime Incident Locations (v 2.0). Ned Levine & Associates, Houston, TX, and the National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC. May 2002.

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/crimestat.html

 

Urban Planning 507 Information Systems Course Project

Project II (Areal Interpolation)

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~cgc/interpolation_3.htm

 

University of Missouri at St Louis

MABLE/Geocorr Geographic Correspondence Engine Version 3.0.1

http://www.oseda.missouri.edu/plue/geocorr/

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Reference Department, Davis Library

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Codes (Documentation)

http://www.lib.unc.edu/reference/govinfo/fipscodes.html

 

Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Cartographic Archive

http://www.shepscenter.unc.edu/research_programs/Rural_Program/rhp.html

 

United States Bureau of the Census

General

http://www.census.gov

 

American FactFinder

http://factfinder.census.gov/

 

Census 2000 Block Relationship Files

http://www.census.gov/geo/www/relate/rel_blk.html

 

Census 2000 Briefs

http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs.html

 

Census 2000 Product Overview and Schedule

http://www.census.gov/dmd/www/databank.html

 

Changes in county FIPS codes with 2000 Census

http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/glossary.html#counties

 

Geographic Terms and Concepts

http://www.census.gov/geo/www/index.html

 

Guide to Census Tract Resources

http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tractez.html

 

LandView IV

http://landview.census.gov/geo/landview/lv4page.html

 

LandView V Ordering Information

http://landview.census.gov/geo/landview/lv5/lv5.html

 

Mapping Census 2000: The Geography of U.S. Diversity

http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/atlas.html

 

Residence Rules for Where People Should Be Counted in Census 2000

http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/resid_rules.html

 

Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing System (TIGER)

http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/index.html

 

ZIP Code Tabulation Areas

http://www.census.gov/geo/ZCTA/zcta.html

 

United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

Rural Indicators Map Machine

http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/RuralMapMachine/

 

Rural-urban continuum codes (1993)

http://www.ers.usda.gov/briefing/rural/data

 

Rural-urban commuting area codes (1990)

http://www.ers.usda.gov/briefing/rural/ruca/rucc.htm

 

WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, & Idaho)Rural Health Research Center

University of Washington Department of Family Medicine

ZIP Code-based approximations of rural-urban commuting area codes (1990)

http://www.fammed.washington.edu/wwamirhrc/

 

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS)

http://hud.esri.com/egis/

 

Environmental E-Maps

http://www.hud.gov/offices/cio/emaps/index.cfm

 

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Envirofacts data warehouse and applications

http://www.epa.gov/enviro/index_java.html

 

United States General Accounting Office (GAO)

Record Linkage and Privacy: Issues in Federal Research and Statistical Information.

GAO-01-126SP.  April 1, 2001

http://www.gao.gov/special.pubs/pubshort.htm

 

United States Geological Survey

General

http://www.usgs.gov

 

National Atlas (includes data and boundaries for the National Cancer Institute's Atlas of Can­cer Mortality in the United States, 1950-1994; and the National Center for Health Statistics Atlas of United States Mortality, 1996)

http://nationalatlas.gov/

 

United States Postal Service (USPS)

City/State/ZIP Code Associations

http://www.usps.com/ncsc/lookups/lookup_ctystzip.html

 

Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS)

http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/addressservices/certprograms/cass.htm

 

Locatable Address Conversion System (LACS)

http://new.usps.com/cgi-bin/uspsbv/scripts/content.jsp?D=10881

 

Official USPS Abbreviations

http://www.usps.com/ncsc/lookups/usps_abbreviations.htm

 

ZIP+4 Code Look-up Engine

http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/lookups/lookup_zip+4.html

 

University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)

http://www.ucgis.org/

 

Urban Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)

http://www.urisa.org/

 

Washington State Department of Health

Report describing spatial analytic methods used in an investigation of community reports of brain tumors (glioblastoma) around the SeaTac Airport

http://www.metrokc.gov/health/phnr/eapd/reports/cancer/seatac_update1299.htm

 

WinZip 8.1

Software utility for compression and extraction of compressed files

http://www.winzip.com/

 

World Health Organization (WHO) Research Tools

Examples include:  Guide to Stastical Information at WHO; WHO Family of International Classifications; and Geographical Infomration Tools

http://www.who.int/research/en/

 

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) SIG-Epi

http://www.paho.org/english/sha/SHASIG.htm

 

York University, Toronto, Ontario

Gallery of Data Visualization

http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/Gallery/