“These volunteers are filling in missing pieces of the world map, and helping humanity at the same time” https://www.popsci.com/story/technology/satellite-data-wikipedia-mapping-projects/
A former and a current GIS Assistant (Grant van Inwegen and Jesse Simmons) used ArcGIS Online to help create a regional view of the NYC COVID-19 outbreak. Here is an excerpt from the Traveler’s Lab blog post at https://travelerslab.research.wesleyan.edu/2020/04/27/covid-19-in-nyc/. The Traveler’s Lab at Wesleyan University studies the movement of people and objects during the middle ages. … Read more
Click on the link to see some neat maps that people drew based on their limited worlds during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.citylab.com/life/2020/04/neighborhood-maps-coronavirus-lockdown-stay-at-home-art/610018/
https://coronavirus-disasterresponse.hub.arcgis.com/ https://www.esri.com/en-us/covid-19 https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/gis-helps-guide-covid-19-response/
For those of you that like to visualize world events through maps, here are two mapping visualizations of the coronavirus: Story map of the coronavirus spread by Esri’s StoryMaps team: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/4fdc0d03d3a34aa485de1fb0d2650ee0 Dashboard map/data of realtime tracking of the coronavirus by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
The Wildlands Network created a map showing potential cores and corridors for a continental-scale habitat network stretching from Florida to Quebec. The map is by design quite ambitious and visionary, and if protected it would achieve E.O. Wilson’s call for protecting Half-Earth, at least for this portion of North America. The GIS map is online … Read more
Read the story at https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/03/03/nashville-tornadoes-mapping-storms-destruction/4937753002/.
A story map that showcases information on fruit producing shrubs will help managers sustain important plant species such as huckleberries and beaked hazelnut for traditional tribal diets and foraging wildlife and pollinators. https://www.fs.usda.gov/pnw/science-stories/northwest-huckleberry-and-other-nuts-and-berries