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Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

GIS provides public health modeling and mapping tools for surveillance and monitoring, understanding resource capacity and needs, and improving critical communication. Maps deliver the insights needed to plan and respond in a rapidly changing environment and help slow the spread.

Observe

Collect real-time data on cases, testing sites, medical facilities, and inventory and capacity for key resources. Visualize the data with maps.

Understand

Analyze case data, bed and resource capacity, and community mobility. Identify where critical resources are needed and prioritize interventions.

Respond

Deploy resources based on real-time insights from the field, enhance critical communications, and monitor how your efforts are working.

For urgent GIS help, contact Esri’s Disaster Response Program

How ArcGIS aids response

Inventory & map key resources

Collect the current inventory of personal protective equipment (PPE) and facility capacity and status. Map the location of these resources and their readiness to deliver critical services.

Model the surge

Use common public health modeling tools like CHIME (COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics) and the CDC’s COVID-19Surge to understand and visualize outbreaks and the potential impact on your community or organization.

Manage testing sites

Mapping social vulnerability, age, and other factors helps identify at-risk groups and target locations for testing sites that serve the greatest need. Optimize site locations and communicate their status to the public.

Monitor community indicators

Tabulate authoritative case data and information from teams in the field. Monitor real-time trends of key health and economic indicators using dashboards for situational awareness.

Communicate and inform

Use interactive web maps, dashboard apps, and story maps to help rapidly communicate your situation so everyone stays aware.

Examples of organizations responding across India

Author: Government of Assam

Author: Department of Health, Medical, & Family Welfare, Government of Andhra Pradesh

Author: Government of Maharashtra

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