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Georgia county provides grocery store app for residents

April 8, 2020By
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Cobb County, Georgia, is providing its residents with an app that tracks what grocery stores are stocking which essential goods, such as paper products, cleaning items and fresh produce. The Cobb COVID-19 Grocery Stores and Inventory app gathers input from users, and the data is posted anonymously. Stores can be sorted by distance, senior hours and crowds. Cobb County is... read more

Esri releases resources for businesses during COVID-19

April 3, 2020By
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Esri has created and released a suite of resources to help businesses like commercial organizations, government agencies and utilities maintain operational continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Esri, these resources are designed to help organizations understand the current status of their operations and employees, analyze relative community risk to COVID-19 and create business strategies for moving forward. The four... read more

Esri supports John Hopkins COVID-19 Design Challenge

March 27, 2020By

Esri is supporting the COVID-19 Design Challenge, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID). The challenge is taking place March 26-30. The virtual, student-driven hackathon challenges teams to develop innovative solutions to the problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of the event, teams will work on urgent problems and challenges that have... read more

Analysis of satellite imagery shows reduced NO2 in China, Italy

March 23, 2020By
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Descartes Labs, a geospatial data analytics company, is using satellite imagery analysis to examine how the coronavirus reduced nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions in China. NO2 is produced by vehicles, power plants and heavy industries such as cement manufacturing, which were shut down during the coronavirus epidemic. Descartes Labs shared its visualization in a Facebook post. The visualization maps a time... read more

Esri provides mapping software for organizations fighting COVID-19

March 20, 2020By
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Communities in need of resources can access location intelligence technology at no cost with six-month trial Location intelligence company Esri is making its software available to public and private sector organizations fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak has escalated rapidly across the globe, and with municipalities struggling to respond, Esri has built out resources to help organizations understand... read more

Genasys releases COVID-19 interactive map layer service

March 19, 2020By
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Access to global web map service feature free for public and enterprise use Genasys, a global provider of critical communications solutions, has released an interactive map layer service for daily monitoring of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. The company-created Web Map Service (WMS) displays daily spatial data from Johns Hopkins University. The data from reporting countries, which includes U.S. states and territories,... read more

GEO Business 2020 rescheduled amid coronavirus concerns

March 18, 2020By
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GEO Business 2020 organizer Diversified Communications U.K. has decided to change both the venue and date for the event. The event will now be taking place Sept. 24-25 at ExCeL London. According to show organizers, GEO Business is the U.K.’s largest geospatial event designed for those involved in the gathering, storing, processing and delivering of geospatial information. “GEO Business is... read more

Oxford University explores feasibility of coronavirus tracing mobile app

March 18, 2020By
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A team of medical research and bioethics experts at Oxford University is supporting several European governments to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus (COVID-19) mobile app for instant contact tracing. According to Oxford, the team has provided European governments, including the U.K., with evidence to support the feasibility of developing a contact tracing mobile app that is instant, could be... read more

Coronavirus: How mapping can stop a pandemic

March 11, 2020By
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Birth of an epidemic Men wearing white bio-suits entered the market from the main entrance. A panic ensued at the sight, and a commotion quickly spread through the crowd. Shop keepers, sensing the worst, hurriedly gathered their belongings. People rushed towards the exits. More armed soldiers in white bio-suits pressed in, sealing off escape. Screams and weeping filled the market... read more

Esri ArcGIS map tracks global coronavirus cases

March 10, 2020By
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The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University is tracking the coronavirus (COVID-19) via an Esri ArcGIS map. The map is updated in almost real time, and it includes a zoomable map identifying confirmed cases of the virus throughout the world. It also includes numerical data on how many cases have been confirmed in each country,... read more