Research Translation Core (RTC) is collaborating with the UCSD Spatial Information Systems Lab  to create an open access web application for scientific mapping and spatial analysis of superfund toxicants. This technology enables scientists and planners to fuse existing publicly available data sources with vacant lot and toxicant data currently being collected, and display it spatially as multiple layers on clickable maps.

Utilizating a GIS platform, the RTC's application is being designed to display the following data spatially:

  • Vacant Lot/Brownfield Data
  • Soil Sample Analysis, Stream and watershed restoration efforts, Community Gardens, Soil Toxicant Levels, Lot photos and narrative descriptions

Figure: screen shot of the application currently under development


UCSD Superfund Research Center
University of California, San Diego
Pharmacology Department
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0722
La Jolla, CA 92093-0722