In light of the Covid-19 pandemic that has gripped the globe with the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019, we dedicate our regular Best of the Blogs segment to a roundup of the best and most interesting dashboards, visualisations maps and data journalism tracking the spread and impact of this virus.
Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University
The pre-eminent tracking tool, Johns Hopkins’ ArcGIS-based dashboard has been tracking the spread of COVID-19 since its initial outbreak in China and has become the go-to source to slice and dice the latest data. It has been updated on March 23 to include more granular US data and a range of new features.
Simpler and less granular than the Johns Hopkins dashboard, the WHO tool is the source for the latest Covis-19 data available.
Healthmap’s resource takes a different approach, collecting and presenting informal online sources geographically — using online media sources to provide real-time monitoring of emerging threats to public health.
The one and only Cartonerd has created a Coxcomb map as a novbel means of presenting Covid-19 cases by country. Read his comments about this approach on the ArcGIS blog here.
A spectacular piece of data storytelling that describes the spread of Covid-19 from Wuhan with devastating precision and elegance.
The clever folks at Gizmodo have created a series of maps based on Sentinel 5P data demonstrating the drastic effect that lockdowns and social distancing measures are having on carbon emissions across the world.
Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place & Stay-at-Home Orders on Google Maps
Mr. Majors has created a real-time map displaying U.S. states, counties & cities with Stay at Home, Shelter in Place or Non-essential Business Closure orders in place.
The ever-excellent Map of the week blog rounds up some interesting current and past epidemic maps to shed some new perspective on such events.
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