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TAG: ebola

Cartographies of Disease traces long history of maps and medicine

February 6, 2017By
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The new edition of Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine from Esri traces the long history of how maps have been used to help unlock the mysteries behind the cause and spread of diseases such as cholera, yellow fever and Ebola. Ebola is the focus of two new chapters. Cartographies of Disease was first published in 2005 and showed... read more

GIS and biological threats

April 7, 2016By

Longing for the good old days when we mostly worried about nukes
Emerging warfare technologies are increasing, along with natural threats such as Zika and Ebola. Monitoring and analysis of such threats is a critically important activity for our geospatial community. read more

NGA Creates Website to Support Ebola Relief Efforts

October 27, 2014By
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency made available October 23 a public-facing website to assist U.S. and international relief efforts to combat the spread of the Ebola virus disease, providing unprecedented online access to its unclassified geospatial intelligence in support of lead federal agencies and partners. NGA’s efforts add important value to the support offered by other organizations, including the All Partners... read more

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Red Cross Recruits Volunteers to Map Ebola Outbreak Regions

October 16, 2014By
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The American Red Cross Geographic Information System team is enlisting volunteers to help map areas in Africa hard hit by the ebola virus. The Red Cross is attempting to get ahead of the virus by creating detailed maps of rural towns and villages so officials can track the deadly virus as it spreads, according to ABC news. Volunteers have been drafted to study satellite... read more

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Esri Story Map Tracks Ebola Outbreaks from 1976 to Today

August 18, 2014By
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Esri is making available an interactive Ebola Outbreaks story map. Users can explore the first known contact with the disease in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo and every outbreak since then, including the ongoing crises in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. The story map includes basic statistics about each outbreak, and reports from different agencies, all accessed... read more

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