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Incorporating Geographic Information Science and Technology in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Smith, C.D., Mennis, J.

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This article discusses incorporating geographic information science and technology (GIS&T) into COVID-19 pandemic surveillance, modeling, and response. Applications include: 1) developing spatial data infrastructures for surveillance and data-sharing; 2) incorporating mobility data in infectious disease forecasting; 3) using geospatial technologies for digital contact tracing; 4) integrating geographic data into COVID-19 modeling; 5) investigating geographic social vulnerabilities and disparities; and 6) communicating the status of the disease or status of facilities for return-to-normal operations.

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