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How multilateral organizations and Non-profits are using geospatial dashboards during COVID-19

April 10, 2020

As part of our research on the topic of the use of spatial analytics dashboards, we also came across the following four use cases from multilateral organizations and Non-profits are that using spatial analytics-based dashboards to asses COVID-19 situation.

1. UN World Food Programme – World Travel Restrictions

World Travel Restrictions - UN World Food Programme - Emergency Division

UN World Food Programme – Emergency Division in collaboration with the Management Services Division – Travel Unit released a world travel restriction tracker. Check out the dashboard here.

2. COVID-19 Pandemic in Locations with a Humanitarian Response

COVID-19 Pandemic in Locations with a Humanitarian Response by UN-OCHA

This visual shows the number of confirmed cases and deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in locations with Humanitarian Response Plans, Regional Refugee Response Plans or other types of plans. The COVID-19 data is sourced from the World Health Organization (WHO). The full list of countries can be found in the Global Humanitarian Response Plan for COVID-19.

3. Our World In Data – Confirmed COVID-19 deaths relative to the size of the population

In some cases it helpful to know not just how many people have died in a given country, but how many have died compared to how many people actually live there. For instance, if 1,000 people died in Iceland, out of a population of about 340,000, that would have a far bigger impact than the same number dying in the USA, with its population of 331 million.7

This is why the two maps from this site show the deaths per million people of each country’s population.

Deaths per million were calculated by ‘Our World in Data’ by dividing the ECDC’s numbers of deaths by population figures published in the United Nations’ World Population Prospects.

4. The Social Progress Imperative – COVID-19 vulnerability Index

The Social Progress Imperative created a map of COVID-19 vulnerability in cities around America.

The Social Progress Imperative created a map of COVID-19 vulnerability in cities around America. Covid-19 Vulnerability Index is based on parameters such as Health Infrastructure, Population Demographics, and Underlying Health Issues.