COVID-19 & Geospatial Industry

The geospatial industry responding to the COVID-19 crisis is providing the geospatial insights to citizens across the globe. Further it is supporting its employees, customers, partners and communities in this time of crisis. Know more about the efforts of WGIC members.

"I am delighted to let you know that several of our member companies are making a real impact by working very closely with hundreds of organizations and governments in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. We very much thank those members and applaud their efforts."
Ron Bisio
President, WGIC

Understand the Covod-19 crisis through spatial analytics

Through the COVID-19 dashboards developed by our members in collaboration with various international and national agencies, we now have the near-real-time situational awareness. Understand more about the work of our members and our community.

WGIC Members supporting the ecosystem - employees, clients & Partners

Safegaurding employees

All the member companies are ensuring that the employees are safe from the COVID-19 virus by following necessary procedures from authorities.

Enabling clients to #WFH

Software and solution companies are providing home office licenses to the staff of their customers and enabling them to work from home.

Providing data & Software

To the impacted business and communities, free data resources and software licenses are being extended during the lock down period.

Streamlining operations

Member companies are Implementing a smart working regime to ensure critical operations are not impacted and SLAs are maintanined.

Delivering e-learning

For geospatial who are finding spare time during home, some companies are providing their e-learning courses for free.

Supporting Partners

To ensure that partners and resellers are properly supported, extend contract payment terms are in the offering.

How are governments Using location tracking to combat COVID-19?

With COVID-19 taking the central stage across the globe, the governments, non-profits and other civil society organizations are finding new ways to tackle the spread of the virus. As a part of this effort is the contact tracing technology that is helping various governments with the help of location tracking and analysis. Here is how various countries are using location tracking and personal data to combat COVID-19.

CoronaTrace is a platform to facilitate decentralized contact tracing for confirmed Covid-19 patient

Spatial Analytics and Dashboards in the global COVID-19 scenario

WGIC has seen an uptake in the application and use of spatial analytics during the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of dashboards. A majority of them are providing near real-time information on the global and regional spread. And some are offering a historical analysis. A select few are also explaining how it happened through an interactive map story. This effort from WGIC is to highlight the great work from various organizations and individuals who are providing the COVID-19 dashboards enabled with spatial analytics.

Want to contribute?

If your organization is providing exceptional solutions to understand and mitigate the COVID-19 crisis, please write to us. We will be glad to publish the information in our blog listing.