Coronovirus maps

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: Dashboard map/data of realtime tracking of the coronavirus by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins:

Special Issue on GIS and Health Published in Preventing Chronic Disease

The Impact of Geospatial Data on Chronic Disease: Understanding the role of place and space in shaping the geographic distributions of chronic disease is critical to informing appropriate public health responses for chronic disease prevention and treatment. This collection of 24 articles provides insight across three broad themes: 1) examining connections between community-level characteristics and population health, 2) … Read more

Wesleyan GIS Day – Monday November 11

Celebrate GIS Day on November 11! Join the celebration of geography, mapping, and spatial data analysis at the annual GIS Day on Monday, November 11, 2019. Many Wesleyan faculty, students, and staff apply geographic information system (GIS) technology to their geospatial data visualizations and analyses. Come learn what GIS is and what it can do … Read more

Important: the next generation of Esri StoryMaps

The story map templates that we use will be discontinued in 2020. Check out esri’s websites ( or attend the upcoming webinar ( to learn how the story maps platform is changing.

WesGIS Workshop: Easy-to-Do Spatial Data Analysis

Thursday, May 9, 10:00-11:00 am, PAC 100 Do you want to conduct analyses like drive-time buffers, hot spots, and density calculations but are intimidated by the Esri ArcMap software? Join Kim Diver for an introduction to conducting spatial analyses in ArcGIS Online, a user-friendly web map platform. This workshop for faculty and staff entails hands-on … Read more

Visualizing a Disease Outbreak Using ESRI Story Maps

Wesleyan alum Sophie Breitbart (’16 BIOL), currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto, is corresponding author on a peer-reviewed paper describing a story map lab exercise that can be used to teach undergrads about disease ecology by modeling the spread of a norovirus outbreak over time. Sophie T. Breitbart … Read more