Tracking the spread of coronavirus

By on 25 March, 2020

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.

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus COVID-19 dashboard

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.

World Health Organisation Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation dashboard

World Health Organisation

Simpler and less granular than the Johns Hopkins dashboard, the WHO tool is the source for the latest Covis-19 data available.

HealthMap: Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV


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.

Kenneth Field’s Coxcomb map

Kenneth Field

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.

How the virus got out

The New York Times

A spectacular piece of data storytelling that describes the spread of Covid-19 from Wuhan with devastating precision and elegance.

Coronavirus versus global air pollution

Gizmodo Australia

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

Randy Majors

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.

Epidemic maps, old and new

Map of the week

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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