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Empower better decision-making around COVID-19

As the situation surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to evolve, Esri is supporting our users and the community at large with location intelligence, geographic information system (GIS) and mapping software, services and materials that people are using to help monitor, manage and communicate the impact of the outbreak. Use and share these resources to help your community or organisation respond effectively.


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  • Video Playlist

    GIS for COVID-19 Surge Testing

    3rd March 2021

    This playlist explores how a range of web browser-based GIS applications can effectively manage complex COVID-19 response operations. The example demonstrates the use of GIS for surge testing: Conducting COVID-19 tests from door to door to prevent the spread of new variants of the virus. However, the GIS applications shown can equally be applied to many COVID-19 response operations.

  • Esri UK Blog

    How might GIS help plan a mass vaccination programme?

    8th December 2020

    The first batch of the Covid-19 vaccine has reached the UK and the first vaccinations are underway. The initial availability of the vaccine will is limited, but the hope is that as other vaccine programmes move from trials to release the supply will steadily increase. But how do you efficiently vaccinate a population of 66 million?

  • Esri UK Blog

    UK COVID-19 Service in the Living Atlas

    23rd November 2020

    UK COVID-19 Service has been created so that users can seamlessly access this authoritative data within the ArcGIS platform. Users can create maps and carry out analysis to help public understanding and response planning for decision-makers in a rapidly changing environment.

  • WhereNext

    COVID-19 Inspires Rethink of Corporate, Personal Priorities

    15th October 2020

    When the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, expect to see the boss a little less around the office. That’s one of the findings of a recent global survey tracking how business leaders and influencers are dealing with the pandemic—and what they plan to change in the workplace once the health threat has run its course.

  • WhereNext

    Business Risk in Focus as COVID-19, Climate Change Threaten

    25th September 2020

    Technology deployed quickly to manage a crisis often becomes integral for the long term—that may be the case with location technology when historians examine the business risks posed by COVID-19 and climate change.

  • Esri UK Blog

    Watch COVID-19 spread throughout England

    6th August 2020

    Map to show the spread of COVID-19 throughout England over 7 months.

  • WhereNext

    Let’s go back to the future

    31st July 2020

    Drawing on lessons learned during the COVID-19 lockdown, Esri UK is adopting more flexible, customer-focused and sustainable ways of working for the future.

  • GeoXchange

    How we made the Pavements Width map

    June 11, 2020

    Esri UK’s recently created a pavement width dataset to support the planning of social distancing measures. This blog provides an insight to the methodology used.

  • WhereNext

    Will COVID-19 Rearrange the Global Supply Chain?

    5th May 2020

    COVID-19 has impacted many parts of society. Will it shake the supply chain in ways even climate change and trade wars haven't?

  • GeoXchange

    ArcGIS Insights for COVID-19 Analytics

    April 24, 2020

    ArcGIS Insights allows you to rapidly build workbooks to perform spatial, statistical, predictive, and link analysis and share the results with your colleagues and the public. See how it can be used to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Video

    Special Message from Dr. Jane Goodall

    April 16, 2020

    Dr. Jane Goodall shares a message of encouragement with Esri customers and staff about their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • WhereNext

    Just Add Ingenuity

    April 15, 2020

    Use out-of-the-box ArcGIS tools and a little imagination to help you respond to the challenges of COVID-19.

  • Esri Blog

    Mapping Epidemics: From SARS, Zika and Ebola to the Pandemic of COVID-19

    March 26, 2020

    During epidemics, public health agencies turn to GIS to track disease spread, safeguard at-risk populations and allocate available resources.

  • WhereNext

    How Businesses Are Bringing Clarity to Coronavirus Response

    March 25, 2020

    Business leaders can use location-specific data to guide their employees and customers amid coronavirus and COVID-19 uncertainty.

  • Information Week

    COVID-19: Using Data to Map Infections, Hospital Beds, and More

    March 25, 2020

    Dr. Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer at Esri, discusses how COVID-19 and the resources to fight it are being mapped worldwide.

  • Esri Blog

    Smart Maps Guide COVID-19 Investigations and Actions and Monitor Effectiveness

    March 17, 2020

    As the World Health Organization declared a pandemic, it also said it can be controlled. Location intelligence has a key role to play in COVID-19 response.

  • Fast Company

    A complete guide to coronavirus charts: Be informed, not terrified

    March 17, 2020

    Charts can mislead, misinform and cause panic. Here’s how to become conversant in the language of data visualisation—and better understand the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • ABC7 Los Angeles

    Coronavirus: Redlands tech company helps track outbreak with mapping software

    March 17, 2020

    The fight to slow the COVID-19 outbreak rests not only in the public taking precautions but also on tracking the disease as it spreads. The Redlands-based company Esri is helping in that battle through geographic data-mapping. The information helps public health and emergency authorities make decisions such as shutting down events and asking people to practice self-distancing to slow the pandemic.

  • Esri Blog

    Coronavirus: World Connectivity Can Save Lives

    February 18, 2020

    The healthcare community has expanded its use of maps to communicate and understand the spread of disease like the recent novel coronavirus outbreak.


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