In today’s episode we want to talk about GIS tools that have helped in covid-19 data analysis in many ways. This current situation has forced us to think about space in many ways. We are mostly at our homes and thus we needed to redefine our home spaces from workspace to entertainment space. It has also forced us to think about the globalised world that we know today and how interconnected our spaces are. From the spread of the virus to the proximity everything has fallen under the geography and GIS domain. Everyone is looking at the maps to understand the spatial spread of the virus. I would even go to say that GIS products have become one of the most used items in the globe right now in terms of understanding the covid 19.
Like usually, we also want to share around 5 or more recent interesting articles on GIS with every episode so that you and we have the idea on what kind of research is going on in the field of GIS:
IJGIS - International Journal of Geographical Information, Science: Taylor & Francis | NEAT approach for testing and validation of geospatial network agent-based model processes: case study of influenza spread https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13658816.2020.1741000?af=R (open access)
IJGI - ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, MDPI | Citizens’ Spatial Footprint on Twitter - Anomaly, Trend and Bias Investigation in Istanbul https://www.mdpi.com/2220-9964/9/4/222 (open access)
IJGI - ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, MDPI | A Citizen-Centric Approach for the Improvement of Territorial Services Management https://www.mdpi.com/2220-9964/9/4/223 (open access)
Nature Communication, nature.com | A simple contagion process describes spreading of traffic jams in urban networks https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-15353-2 (open access)
IJGI - ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, MDPI | Identifying Urban Residents’ Activity Space at Multiple Geographic Scales using Mobile Phone Data https://www.mdpi.com/2220-9964/9/4/241 (open access)
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Alex is a Researcher with many years of experience in geospatial data management and web- and cloud-based geoprocessing with a particular focus on land use, soils, hydrology, hydrogeology and water quality data. His interests include OGC standards and web-services for environmental and geo-scientific data sharing, modelling workflows and interactive geo-scientific visualisation. Alex is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow (MSCA) at the Department of geography of the University of Tartu, Estonia.
Tahmin Sitab is a masters student at the Geoinformatics for Urbanised society programme at University of Tartu. He did his bachelors in anthropology from Bangladesh. He is interested in the intersection of sociology and geography and almost every other topic. He firmly believes that you can love both a cat and a dog.