With ever increasing rates of cancer in the world, there are very few people who’s lives have not been affected by the disease. This powerful new interactive graphic, Geographic Awareness of Cancer, is a great way to see how your area of the US is being affected. The graphic displays the percentage by county of major cancer types and related factors such as the percentage of obesity and smoking in the area.
Created by Gsareh, an R&D and consulting firm specializing in geospatial technologies, the graphic is able to overlay multiple maps of data at one time for comparison and even features a search tool for looking up cancer rates in user specified boundaries. Using the graphic is a bit complicated so we highly recommend a quick look at the manual (pdf). Click here to explore the graphic.