WPSU show shows how geospatial technology mapped COVID for July 13 debut

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa .– A new episode of a WPSU production that shows how geospatial technology has helped map the COVID-19 pandemic will air online on Tuesday, July 13.

“Geospatial Revolution: Mapping the Pandemic” – by the WPSU Penn State public news station – focuses on the spread of COVID-19 across the world and how experts from multiple disciplines have come together to use geospatial tools and massive amounts of data to track, analyze and fight disease.

The episode will premiere at 7:30 p.m. on July 13 during a Facebook Live event and chat. The event is free and more information is available on the Geospatial Revolution Facebook page. The episode will also be available on the Geospatial Revolution website and on the WPSU Digital Studios website after the Facebook event.

“Geospatial Revolution: Mapping the Pandemic” – by the WPSU Penn State public news station – focuses on the spread of COVID-19 across the world and how experts from multiple disciplines have come together to use geospatial tools and massive amounts of data to track, analyze and fight disease. The episode will air at 7:30 p.m. on July 13.

Confirmed panelists, who are also interviewed in the episode, include:

  • Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer of Esri, an international provider of geographic information system software, web GIS, and geographic database management applications.
  • Dr. Kamran Khan, professor of medicine and public health at the University of Toronto and founder of Blue Dot, creator of epidemic risk management software.
  • Eva Reid, Geographic Information System Consultant.
  • Dr Umair Shah, Washington State Secretary of Health.

“Mapping the Pandemic” highlights how artificial intelligence, machine learning, remote sensing, information from the crowd, the Internet of Things, computing power and portable health devices are just a few. technologies and advancements that have enabled health experts, officials, the public and more to better understand and respond to the pandemic.

“The geospatial community has stood up and I’m so proud of it,” said Jack Dangermond, president and founder of Esri. “Their work has literally saved lives and made things understandable. The world began to see the power of geospatial visualization in their own lives. “

With over 1.25 million videos viewed, the Geospatial Revolution Project has been a source for government, education and workforce development to learn how geospatial technology is changing the world. The project, launched in 2010, is anchored in Penn State’s world-class research university and recognized for its PBS editorial standards.

The latest episode illustrates the tremendous impact geospatial information has had on decision-making and people’s lives, according to Kristian Berg of WPSU, writer, producer and director of the project.

“This is the most recent episode we have ever done with such an immediate impact on our lives,” he said.

Visit the Geospatial Revolution website for more information on the project. WPSU is a Penn State outreach service.


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