Advancing the geospatial ecosystem


How are geospatial and location technologies aiding in understanding the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic? Here is a compilation of the innovative work from WGIC members and other key geospatial industry players.

Book on COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information, and Community Resilience

June 22, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information, and Community Resilience, with worldwide contributions focused on COVID-19 pandemic, provides interdisciplinary analysis and multi-sectoral expertise on the use of geospatial information and location intelligence to support community resilience and authorities to manage pandemics.

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.

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.

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.

Hexagon providing COVID-19 Dashboard

April 1, 2020

From developing a geospatial visualization platform for real-time COVID-19 scenario to enabling customers to work-from-home, here is how WGIC Patron member, Hexagon AB, responding to the crisis.