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TAG: COVID-19

How is COVID-19 affecting you? Take part in our survey

April 21, 2020By
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Geospatial Solutions/GPS World is conducting a short survey to shed light on the impact of COVID-19 on the GNSS/PNT industry. The short survey covers topics such as changes in daily work habits communication methods with staff, technology partners and clients how each core sector is responding to the coronavirus pandemic how we are all trying to remain productive despite social-distancing... read more

NSGIC issues joint statement on value of GIS for COVID-19 pandemic

April 17, 2020By
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The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has released a joint statement on the value of GIS in the pandemic, alongside its partners the MidAmerica GIS Consortium (MAGIC), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), and American Association of Geographers (AAG). Joint Statement on the Value of GIS in the Pandemic The spread and effects of... read more

Dashboard graphs those working from home during COVID-19

April 9, 2020By
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SafeGraph has launched a Shelter in Place Dashboard that enables users to visualize stay-at-home behavior for every county in the United States. SafeGraph has also created and released two new datasets: Weekly foot-traffic patterns Social Distancing Index The data is being provided at no cost to non-commercial entities. “We currently have over 550 researchers, non-profits and government agencies in a... read more

Esri to provide US school data during COVID-19 pandemic

April 8, 2020By
Screenshot: Esri, USGS, MCH Strategic Data

Location intelligence company Esri will be making data layers available on U.S. school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, through a new partnership with MCH Strategic Data. To help educational organizations as well as families across the nation better understand the situation in their communities, Esri and MCH have made school closure data accessible from a public dashboard. Information on K-12... read more

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 to provide mapping resources to WHO Member States

April 1, 2020By
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Advanced geospatial technology offered to global communities during COVID-19 crisis Global mapping company Esri will provide a COVID-19 Response Package for World Health Organization (WHO) Ministries of Health and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) partners. The package will enable these organizations to have access to Esri’s geospatial platform and tools that can be used for reporting and analysis... 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