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As new cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) are reported, an interactive map developed by Johns Hopkins University is providing near real-time tracking.
Spatial analysis and GIS is being used in the study of migrant deaths to not only better track routes taken but also use results from research to limit deaths and danger to migrants.
Forecasting the spread of viruses and mapping potential epidemics is gaining important attention in the medical community.
Tools based on near-real time data from satellites, such as those used by Australia or developed by NASA, have great utility in monitoring existing fires while giving the public near real-time monitoring.
Computer vision is emerging as a promising set of techniques such as enabling rapid detection of COVID-19 and the better monitoring of social distancing practices among people.
Satellite imagery also confirms many countries are seeing a strong downward trend in air pollution during the coronavirus outbreak.
New satellite technology achieved in in the last decade are helping scientist to more accurately map the universe.
The University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab used spatial analysis to map out how the city of Philadelphia’s tree canopy changed between 2008 and 2018.
A Python language spatial package, called EarthPy, has been released for free download for working with GIS data.
Using the #24daysofqgis hashtag, North Road, a geospatial company based out of Australia, will be tweeting out a QGIS tip or trick for 24 days starting on December 1.
Depending on the GIS software you want to use, there are a few different ways to create a Lego-style map.
Portable GIS is available as a Windows-based executable (.exe) or .zip file which can then be installed to a local drive or onto a removable drive such as a USB stick.
Several institutions and professors have offered up readily available online resources that can be used to virtual teach cartography and GIS courses.
The release of QGIS version 3.10 brought with it the native capability to add leader lines to labels.
Esri has unveiled a new massive open online course (MOOC) entitled, “Spatial Data Science: The New Frontier in Analytics.”
According to the staff at College Consensus, the University of Kentucky’s Master’s in Digital Mapping has been ranked as their top choice for most unusual college degree.
A newly published article in Nature’s Sci Data decribes how epidemiologists collected and curated individual-level novel coronavirus data from a variety of national, local, and news sources.
Deloped by Steve Bennett, OpenTrees.org lets you visualize and download GIS data for almost 11 million city and park trees around the world.
A new global digital elevation model (DEM) has been released by NASA.
Esri has launched the COVID-19 GIS Hub to centralize access to maps and GIS data relating to the novel coronavirus.
Upcoming GIS, remote sensing, and geography events, conferences, and webinars.
With most adults carrying mobile devices that have GPS tracking capabilities, mapping our movements has never been easier.
Those with GIS and cartography skills that want to volunteer to help out can do so remotely with these calls for actions as mapping non-profits respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Esri Offering Free ArcGIS Online Six-Month Subscription to Organizations to Assist with COVID-19 Response
Esri is making some of its online GIS tools available for free to private and public organizations free for six months to help with COVID-19 response.