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TAG: COVID-19

WGIC: Geospatial analytics at forefront of COVID-19 fight

April 27, 2020By
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One industry important to the world’s fight and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is geospatial analytics. In response, the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) has created an information hub for COVID-19 information. “These are very uniquely challenging times for our industry. At the same time, our industry has stood up to assist the world, especially the key decision-makers and frontline... read more

GIS Planning data tool provides updates on open businesses amid COVID-19

April 22, 2020By
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New hyperlocal business directory ZoomBusiness designed to help Main Street businesses across North America engage with local residents GIS Planning has launched an online tool that enables local businesses across North America to communicate with customers for free in real time. ZoomBusiness, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is an interactive, mobile-responsive mapping directory for communities that ensures customers can... read more

Esri User Conference goes virtual because of COVID-19

April 22, 2020By
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The Esri User Conference, which usually takes place in San Diego in July, will this year be held virtually. “As a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, we are making the decision to move the 2020 Esri User Conference in San Diego to a virtual format. This is a great disappointment to me personally, as I know it... read more

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
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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