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Esri – Providing Global COVID-19 situational dashboards

April 1, 2020

Esri Inc., WGIC’s Patron member is actively working on providing maps, datasets, applications, and more for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This blog post provides a brief into their work.

WHO  – Global COVID-19 situational awareness dashboard

The World Health Organization (WHO) is helping the world to understand, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme has created the global COVID-19 situational dashboard by deploying Esri ArcGIS technology and has made it available for global citizens. The dashboard is updated frequently with confirmed cases and deaths as a result of COVID-19. Counts come directly from official health agencies across the world.

World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Dashboard
World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Dashboard. (The image was taken on 1 April 2020. For latest updates, please visit the dashboard)

Further Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at John Hopkins has created another interactive dashboard using Esri technology and made it available to the public.

Esri COVID-19 GIS Hub

Esri has created the COVID-19 GIS Hub, a vast repository of coronavirus-related data and resources curated by Esri’s Disaster Response team.  “Esri is very involved in attempting to help with the COVID-19 planning and response efforts. We are sharing many dashboards, apps, information, and data”, says Este Gerghaty, ESRI’s Chief Medical Officer.

Esri India working with local authorities

Esri India an Associate member of WGIC  is working with the National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India has created a COVID-19 dashboard for India.