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WGIC’s Blog section covers all the key developments from our members, innovative applications of geospatial technologies for global challenges, and more…

2020 california wildfires seen from space

August 25, 2020

WGIC Member, Maxar Technologies has released a series of satellite images that sees through smoke showing details on the ground, detecting fire lines and hot spots.

Map showing 3176 of 3207 genomes sampled between Jan 2020 and Apr 2020.

Spatial Analytics and Dashboards – Helping to assess and assist in the global COVID-19 scenario

April 10, 2020

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.

COVID-19 dashboards from Academia and research institutes

April 10, 2020

One of the earlier dashboards we saw during the COVID-19 crisis was from the Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). We also now find the University of Virginia, lavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and the University of Wisconsin providing GIS-based dashboards. Here is a brief into their work.

Map showing 3176 of 3207 genomes sampled between Jan 2020 and Apr 2020.

Health organizations and agencies enabling COVID-19 spatial dashboards

April 10, 2020

As the COVID-19 spread across the globe, The World Health Organization (WHO) took proactive steps to enable a global COVID-19 dashboard. This was then followed by regional level agencies and other organizations in the medical profession. Here is the list of five dashboards that we have found.

How the virus got our from the New York Times

Spatial analytics-stories from the global media on COVID-19

April 10, 2020

WGIC came across the work from four global media brands – BBC, The Washington Post, The Financial Times and The New York Times. The most recommended work from this is the work titled ‘How the Virus Got Out’ from The New York Times.