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7 Ways Geospatial Data Helped During The Outbreak Of Covid-19

7 Ways Geospatial Data Helped During The Outbreak Of Covid-19


Geospatial Data Helped During Covid-19

Geographic information science (GIS) has been established as a distinct domain and is incredibly useful whenever the research is related to geography, space, and other spatial dimensions. 

However, the scientific landscape on the integration of GIS in COVID-related studies is largely unknown. Let us assess the implementation of GIS and other geospatial tools during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 is part of the coronavirus family that causes a range of familiar diseases from the common cold to SARS. Covid-19 is referred to as a novel coronavirus because it is new to humans. It is transmitted through the air with high risk in proximity.


7 Ways Geospatial Data Helped During The Outbreak Of Covid-19                                                       7 Ways Geospatial Data Helped During The Outbreak Of Covid-19


The main advantage of GIS is mapping the many different locations of treatment and isolation facilities which helps in better monitoring and surveillance of the disease.

GIS was also employed to:

  • Forecast the disease
  • Predict areas where outbreaks were likely to occur 
  • Identify disease cluster or hotspot
  • Evaluate different strategies to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
  • Map/track the spread of the virus throughout different locations
  • Constantly update the number of people affected and provide real-time information 
  • Identify the catchment areas, vulnerable groupshealth centers, and movement of carriers of the disease. 

With these data, it was easier for governments, health bodies, and associations to use the power of GIS to visualize all of the health data during the outbreak and spread of Covid-19 and therefore employ the best tactics and practices to combat the virus.

The widespread use of GIS for COVID-19 response has demonstrated the power of geospatial thinking and the scalability, speed, and insight it provides. 

More than simply mapping phenomena, GIS uses geography to furnish context for events in a common reference system.



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