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Our World in Data is now tracking Covid-19 vaccinations globally

8 Jan - 13:27 SAST
In December 2020, Our World in Data has started tracking another essential metric: Covid-19 vaccinations.
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South Africa’s statistical agency maps communities vulnerable to Covid-19

14 Dec - 17:32 SAST
The South African Covid-19 Vulnerability Index aims to identify populations that face multiple risks and who are considered most vulnerable.
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Right to Care assists South Africa in limiting the spread of Covid-19 by using GIS

12 May - 04:30 SAST
Right to Care is supporting the South African Department of Health with its coronavirus response by providing training and technical assistance including coordination, dedicated disaster management, GIS mapping, enhanced surveillance, case identification and contact...
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Maps to identify Kenya’s high risk Covid-19 populations

7 May - 07:09 SAST
Women in GIS Kenya, a non-profit organisation, has published a new interactive map at ward level to identify Kenya’s high risk Covid-19 populations. Understanding the spatial dynamics of populations at grid level is important...
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Data principles to remember in the COVID-19 response

21 Apr - 17:16 SAST
During the COVID-19 pandemic our lives are dictated by data modelling, data visualisation, and a data-led decision-making process that needs to follow a few basic principles to get the most from data.
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UP42 supports organisations responding to COVID-19

20 Apr - 18:38 SAST
By opening up its platform and marketplace of Earth observation data and analytics for free the company hopes to support those working on developing and deploying projects dedicated to the COVID-19 response to achieve...
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COVID-19 data for a resilient Africa

20 Apr - 07:59 SAST
The ECA-GPSDD partnership will receive capacity support from Data for Now, a coalition of partners that includes the UN’s Statistics Division, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and the World Bank along with GPSDD.
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Open data on COVID-19 now available in Carto’s Data Observatory

17 Apr - 07:35 SAST
To empower professionals with more tools to analyse and provide a better response to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carto is now providing open access to some key datasets for COVID-19 research as...
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Bentley Systems waives ProjectWise 365 subscription fees to support engineers working from home

15 Apr - 07:48 SAST
Bentley Systems has waiving subscription fees for its ProjectWise 365 cloud service through 30 September 2020, to virtually connect infrastructure project participants forced to work from home.
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UN to offer free access to smart mapping software during Coronavirus pandemic

7 Apr - 15:52 SAST
Esri has partnered with the United Nations to offer its mapping and analytics technology for member states to help access and visualise the data needed as they combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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SANSA uses satellite imagery to map COVID-19 risk areas in South Africa

3 Apr - 15:49 SAST
SANSA has been mapping and monitoring human settlement developments in the country using high-resolution imagery to provide base data that can be used to support campaigns aimed at managing the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
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South African government sets up COVID-19 research data platform

29 Mar - 11:37 SAST
A team of experts are working on creating a range of data warehouses, including the current geographic spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, health vulnerabilities and location of health and other facilities, among other things.
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Tableau opens COVID-19 Data Resource Hub

26 Mar - 14:37 SAST
Tableau Foundation, together with the Tableau Community and partners, has created a free, publicly-accessible COVID-19 Data Resource Hub. It contains resources to help anyone visualise and analyse the most recent data on the coronavirus...
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GIS Cloud offers free technology and support for COVID-19 projects

16 Mar - 18:12 SAST
GIS Cloud’s technology can be useful to those working with spatial data related to the Coronavirus, from gathering information in the field to making strategic decisions.
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Carto provides free visualisation software for organisations fighting COVID-19

11 Mar - 17:00 SAST
Carto is making its mapping platform available to public and private sector organisations fighting the coronavirus outbreak via its grants program.
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