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TAG: health

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

Esri Launches Climate and Human Health App Challenge

June 2, 2015By

Esri has unveiled a Human Health and Climate Change App Challenge, calling on the worldwide GIS community to create apps that help communities visualize, understand and combat the health impacts of climate change. Esri will award three winners more than $15,000 in cash prizes or the equivalent in software. The deadline to enter is August 14. The app challenge is part... read more

Group on Earth Observations Convenes 11th Plenary

November 10, 2014By

Under the theme “Taking the Pulse of the Planet,” 275 members of the GEO community from more than 45 countries will chart the next steps in creating and implementing a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) during the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Eleventh Plenary Session. The session will be held November 12-14 in Geneva, Switzerland. A highlight of the... read more