20 August 2020 – The most useful maps and data visualizations of the COVID-19 pandemic have helped us understand, respond to and recover from the crisis; several maps seek to estimate the potential spread of COVID-19 using a combination of computational methods, while others track the socio-economic impact of the pandemic; a new data-driven tool to assist city-level governments and health providers, especially in lower and middle-income settings, is in development to help plan and manage future infectious disease outbreaks.

For more information, please refer to the online World Economic Forum article “Why maps matter in our repsonse to Covid-19” by Robert Muggah, Co-Chair GPM Advisory Committee, Founder SecDev Group and Igarape Institute.