COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

New Items Added February 21, 2021

Meeting Minutes



Ideas for the Development of a Health Data Model and Spatial Data Infrastructure

Jan 17, 2021: This link
will take you to the Press Release for the Request for Information (RFI) issued by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to gather ideas for the development of a Health Data Model and Spatial Data Infrastructure that would support the response to future health emergencies.

I’ve spoken with Ross Baldwin about this and we agree that for any of you who wish to contribute recommendations and ideas for any portion of the RFI you can send them to us via the Contact Us link in the footer and we will organize and consolidate them into a Regional Committee response giving full attribution to the ideas you submit. Your write ups can address one or several topics suggested by the RFI. Length is not important: we just want good ideas based on your experience fighting COVID.

FYI: Jim Daly, GIS Director of Suffolk County has already submitted two recommendations and I know Ross and me will want to add our thoughts to our submission.

This is not a “competitive” procurement. No contract or funding is at stake. It is OGC’s attempt to reach out to the GIS community around the world to find the best ideas for moving forward. USGS is one of the sponsors of this effort.

Please get your thoughts to Ross and me by January 25th so we have time enough to synthesize them before the January 29th submission deadline. Feel free to distribute this request to other colleagues. (We expect NSGIC, NAPSG among other organizations to be responding or collaborating with OGC) Let us know if you have any questions. Additionally, we also aim to harvest ideas from the notes that have been collected from prior COVID Committee meetings.

Alan Leidner

Dec 16, 2020: We just finished another Regional COVID meeting where I mentioned an article I read today on CNN about monoclonal antibodies (Produced by Regeneron and Eli Lilly) and their effectiveness in reducing hospitalization – and likely deaths. These are the drugs given to Trump, Giuliani and Christie which appeared to be quite helpful. Monoclonal antibodies: A Covid-19 treatment people might not know about – CNN

The article suggests that the antibody treatments are not being used as much as they might be. This could be something to discuss with your local Health Departments.

Dec 13, 2020: The url below is the REST Services Directory of ShareGIS.  The up-to-date COVID Zones are the fourth and fifth ones down the list, as a feature and map service.

NYS GIS Association COVID Coordination Session (10/21/2020)

This is the recording of the Oct 21st, 2020 workshop: Use of Precision Location Data To Support COVID-19 Operations. It includes ESRI’s Community Contact Tracing and Vaccine Distribution efforts, as well as Dr. Gretchen Culp’s efforts as part of the NYC DOH to geocode and analyze COVID cases.

Hunter College CARSI (Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information Model:

Articles from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, including access to data and R address cleaning package:

New/Updated ESRI Resource

The COVID-19 Vaccine Resources Hub will be continually updated with vaccine distribution resources. And for Community Contact Tracing, here is a link to a comprehensive overview Community Contact Tracing: A Method to Modernize and Enhance Contact Tracing Webinar (1:00:59) and I attached a slightly updated One-Pager which highlights more of the analytic workflows and software requirements.

COVID Risk Levels Dashboard from the Harvard Global Health Institute:  

Open Community Forum: COVID-19 Technology & GIS Hot Wash (Part 1)

COVID-19 Test Site locator application:

COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

National Pandemic GIS Task Force Strategy Action Plan

NSGIC “Joint Statement on the Value of GIS in the Pandemic:

NYS County by County COVID-19 cases is here:

Get Involved: How You Can Help

NYS COVID-19 Technology Swat Team –

NYS Information (Governor’s Office) on Novel Coronavirus –

A Guide to Reopening NY & Building Back Better –

Regional Monitoring Dashboard –

United States Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker (Extract to excel… map)

The SEDAC Global COVID-19 Viewer (shows the density of population in relationship to reported coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases at country and sub-national levels)

Google has published aggregated global mobility data. The reports chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.
    New York –  29_US_New_York_Mobility_Report_en.pdf

Coronavirus Response Tool (Coronavirus Response is a collection of maps and apps that can be used by Public Health agencies to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and share authoritative information about the pandemic with your community. This ArcGIS Solution can now be quickly deployed in your organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool

Every county in the US has been affected by COVID-19 in different ways. The ArcGIS Business Analyst team at Esri created this web app showing how every county has been impacted to assist with response planning.  Scroll down to Suffolk County on the right side:

NYS DOH public data website

1Point3Acres (Volunteer created but adopted by CDC)

Esri has been fielding an increasing number of questions and inquiries from Public Health and Emergency Management organizations on a state and local level regarding COVID-19, especially “What are other organizations similar to mine doing?”  We’d like to share some recent info/examples we’ve been made aware of that you may find useful.   These solutions leverage capabilities many of you already possess within your current Esri deployments.  

Additional COVID-19 data sources that are available to the public.

Authoritative Source (OCONUS)
– World Health Organization (WHO) Dashboard:
– Situation Report:
– European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control:

Authoritative Source (CONUS)
– HHS/CDC Situational Summary:
– HHS ASPR GIS Secure Map Service (Confirmed Cases); (Send email to me for access information)
– U.S. Department of State – Travel Advisory Levels:,16.054165201,134.281333715,45.457053067 ; Feature Map          Service:

Feature Layer by CSSE_GIS and Data:

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases, provided by JHU CSSE:

Esri’s Disaster Response Program assists with disasters worldwide as part of our corporate citizenship: with a NY map by county

Example COVID19 HUB Page: Please review the Seneca Nation COVID19 GIS HUB page as an example

Here are some example projects people are putting together:
Here’s a great Hub example from Montgomery Co., PA:

State of Washington dashboard:

Missouri COVID-19 Impact Planning Report Viewer: Application that was developed using the process outlined in the Infographic blog