The work you do to support awareness of COVID-19 in your regions is important and The Esri Community is here to help. Collaborate by sharing your ideas, questions, resources, or projects here in the GeoNet Community. We put together this collection of COVID-19 discussions currently happening in GeoNet, and we invite you to review, stay updated, and get inspiration from those who are working on solutions right now. We will continue to add to this list as more discussions and content is posted. Check out the additional “How to share on GeoNet” sharing tips noted below. Thank you for your contributions and we appreciate your support.
Solutions & Resources
Follow the new Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) GIS Community in GeoNet.
- Recording available: Graham Hudgins posted an upcoming webinar for ArcGIS Hub on Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PDT): The Underutilization of GIS and How to Cure It: An ArcGIS Hub Webinar - added 3/17/2020
- Oscar Loza updated a webinar recording from URISA and Esri on the available resources for COVID-19: URISA & Esri: GIS Tools, Templates, and Free Resources for COVID-19 - added 4/2/2020
- Oscar Loza uploaded a webinar recording that overviews available GIS Tools, Templates, and Free Resources for COVID-19 from Esri and shows a local government example of COVID-19 solutions: IAAO & Esri GIS Tools, Templates, and Free Resources for COVID-19 - added 4/9/2020
- Webinar Series - Part 1: COVID-19 Solutions on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PDT)
- Webinar Series - Part 2: Digitizing and Mobilizing Field Operations on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PDT)
- Webinar Series - Part 3: Gaining Insight from Analytics on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PDT)
Product & Industry Guides
- Aaron Falk curated ArcGIS Pro resources for COVID-19: This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Pro #10. - added 3/19/2020
- Peter Klingman highlights content for the configuration of high-demand layers and apps for ArcGIS Online and how to get started with ArcGIS Hub: This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Online #11. - added 3/17/2020
- If you’d like to understand ArcGIS Hub a little more and see how you can use it for your covid-19 mapping, read this blog from Emily Knish-Anderson: What is All This Buzz About ArcGIS Hub?
- Tari Martin shared covid-19 resources in the US Disaster Community group including geospatial resources, guidance from Esri, and how to request support: COVID-19. - added 3/15/2020
- Taylor Teske wrote a blog about how to replicate a primary ArcGIS Enterprise deployment in Amazon Web Service (AWS) with the WebGIS Disaster Response Utility (WebGIS DR Utility): Configure a Replicated ArcGIS Enterprise Deployment in AWS using the WebGIS DR Tool . - added 3/31/2020
- Joel McCune posted a guide on how to map data while protecting personally identifiable information (PII) and achieving geographic accuracy with hexagon tessellation: Protecting PII and Achieving Geographic Accuracy. - added 3/25/2020
- Benjamin Mittler wrote a guide on how to create a time-series web app of the COVID-19 outbreak: Creating a Time-Series Web App - added 4/9/2020
- Morgan Graham received some errors when embedding a web map application in ArcGIS Hub, and Graham Hudgins suggested to use the iframe card as an alternative solution: Hub Site Web Mapping Application Error. - added 3/20/2020
- Adam Repsher needs the date and time of ArcGIS Survey123 entries to be 12:00am for usability and modification for end-users in an ArcGIS Dashboards, but is getting a 12:00pm setting that is causing issues: Why is today() calculating with time as 12:00pm instead of 12:00am? - added 3/31/2020
- Jessica Gooch asked about issues with multiple user editing in ArcGIS Hub and Graham Hudgins explained that collaborative editing experiences are currently unavailable in ArcGIS Hub, but are in the long-term product roadmap. Plan workflows accordingly while building your Hub: Editing the Hub Site - Issues with more than one user. - added 4/2/2020
ArcGIS Hub Examples
- Iyes Sahnoune shared an ArcGIS Hub for COVID-19 Cases in Algeria created by the Urban and Planning Agency ANURB. The Hub features a local and global dashboard, guidance for the public, and highlighted news videos: Les Cas du Coronavirus COVID-19 en Algérie - added 3/30/2020
- Ellen van den Berg shared ArcGIS Esri Nederland's NL COVID-19 Hub and pointed to a helpful blog written by Maud Soetens and Inge van den Meiracker about the Web Apps and process for updating the content in the hub: Kijke achter de scherman nl COVID-19 Hub - added 4/2/2020
- GeoNet MVP Member Kevin MacLeod shared a COVID-19 ArcGIS Hub for The Savannah Area Geographic Information System (SAGIS) team at the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission. See this document's comment section. - added 4/7/2020
Have you launched an ArcGIS Hub? Share your example in the comments.
ArcGIS Dashboard Examples
Leandro Zamudio León shared a COVID-19 dashboard for Chile with a desktop and mobile-friendly version. - added 3/15/2020
- Jonnell Sanciangco shared an ArcGIS Dashboard for the state of Michigan including age and gender data and testing statuses for the state. See the desktop and mobile-friendly version. - added 3/24/2020
- Ana Marques posted a COVID-19 ArcGIS Dashboard for Portugal with tabs on cases, symptoms, contagion type, and more. - added 3/25/2020
- Iyes Sahnoune shared a dashboard for Algeria created by the Urban and Planning Agency ANURB that is also featured in their ArcGIS Hub. This dashboard features local information along with global data. - added 3/30/2020
- Derek Law posted a crowdsourced global grocery store dashboard from Twitter user Holly Torpey featuring trends, products, and store operation changes: Crowdsourced Grocery Store Reports Dashboard. - added 3/31/2020
- GeoNet MVP Member Kevin MacLeod shared an ArcGIS Hub that hosts this COVID-19 ArcGIS Dashboard with data for Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. See this document's comment section to learn about his approach using Python. - added 4/7/2020
- Adam Repsher shared Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)'s Hospital Preparedness ArcGIS Dashboard in desktop and mobile format. This is produced by a team led by Carrie Tropasso. - added 4/9/2020
Data Sources & Real-Time Feeds
- Stephen Mancuso is looking for .KML files that the World Health Organization is using and members are sharing some helpful resources in coronavirus mapping.
- Ming-Hung Chou asked how Johns Hopkin University's dashboard is using ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World real-time data in their dashboard and Dan Pisut provided some insight on how it works and how to create your own automated layers with Learn ArcGIS lessons in Coronavirus Dashboard Data Automation Methods. - added 3/15/2020
- Vince Angelo posted a Python script for using CSV snapshots for interval updates: Python utility to write COVID-19 CSV snapshots from realtime feature service(s) - added 3/25/2020
- Vince Angelo has a new version: Python utility to write COVID-19 CSV snapshots from arcgis.com feature services (v2). - added 4/2/2020
- Joel McCune posted a guide on how to map data while protecting personally identifiable information (PII) and achieving geographic accuracy: Protecting PII and Achieving Geographic Accuracy. - added 3/25/2020 (applicable to mapping)
- Joseph Elfelt shared a list of USA-based ArcGIS server addresses with COVID-19 GIS data layers for the United States: Here is a list of COVID-19 GIS data layers covering the USA - added 4/2/2020
- Krissy Lukens is looking for quick solutions to map a process for students and staff at a university to start self-reporting symptoms, and she’s thinking of using Survey123 for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Indoors for dorm rooms.
- John Friedman is looking for resources that are tracking deaths caused by the virus.
- Katie Gaut is looking for a solution to connect willing and able volunteers to those in need through ArcGIS Survey123 or other Esri solutions in order to provide grocery support, childcare, and other vital services. - added 3/15/2020
- Andy Henry is looking for fellow users who are using predictive analysis with their data to predict potential outbreaks and/or vulnerable populations. - added 3/16/2020
- Curt Hale wants to know how professionals are helping the business communities in their area. One idea he started is to communicate operations changes collected via survey on ArcGIS Online, and is looking for other ideas. - added 3/17/2020
Michael Dupras is using Google Sheets for data pulled into ArcGIS Online as a published CSV file/layer so that his team can add new cases to the Google Sheet. He wants to know how to automate the update of a choropleth map with Google Sheets, without manually updating the shapefile layer. - added 3/23/2020
Bret Schoening wants to create a data table in ArcMap that he can use for a time slider and wants to know the best way to set it up. See a response from Matt Kennedy on how to setup a table: What is the best way to create a table applicable to the time slider for ArcMap - updated 4/2/2020
- Austin Van Decar is asking if there's a legal way to involve real-time data sharing into ArcGIS from hospitals to help develop community awareness. - added 3/23/2020 (See comments of this document)
- Adam Repsher needs to summarize the average points in a polygon to build his dashboard. He's looking to automate it through a GeoEvent but is open to other methods. See the updated response from Eric Ironside and RJ Sunderman on alternative methods: Update polygon with the average value of the points that are within it? - updated 4/2/2020
- Jay Johnson is looking for a way to create a 7-day rolling average serial cart in ArcGIS Dashboards: COVID-19 7 day rolling average serial chart in Dashboard - added 4/2/2020
- ian maiyo needs help with finding COVID-19 GIS data for the continent of Africa or for the country of Kenya: How can i get G.I.S data for Africa, Kenya to be specific on covid-19 spread. - added 4/2/2020
- Jay Johnson needs to update a hosted layer view definition to show only the most recent record in ArcGIS Online: Update hosted layer view definition w topfilter to show only most recent record - added 4/7/2020
- Adam Repsher asked about adding a button to open a PDF in a full screen from ArcGIS Hub. See Klara Schmitt's response about how to achieve this with an accessibility best practice. - added 4/21/2020
- Office Hours: Joseph Kerski shared COVID-19 Esri Educator Support Office Hours. - added 3/19/2020
- Need help with the overall shift and approach to teaching online during this time? Here is a round-up of guidance: Moving your course to distance learning. - added 3/16/2020
- School Closure Mapping: Tom Baker posted a map of school closures in the United States: Map of state-mandated school closings. - added 3/19/2020
- Geri Miller offers some thoughts for higher education on moving to SAAS: COVID-19 Educator Advice: Opportunity to move to SAAS. - added 3/19/2020
- Participate in the Education Survey: Share what's happening for you as a result of the coronavirus impact on education: Crowdsourcing Instructional Conditions - added 3/20/2020
- Higher Education: See a summary of COVID-19 Educator Resources in Canserina Kurnia's blog: Leveraging COVID-19 GIS Resources in Higher Education . - added 3/26/2020
- Rosemary Boone announced Esri K12 Schools team is hosting a webinar for Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (PDT) with Directions Magazine called "Learn How to Teach with GIS When School is Disrupted". Register to watch live or view the recording. - added 3/25/2020
- Wendy Stout posted a webinar for Higher Education on with NASA on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT): NASA GIS and Remote Sensing Education Community Zoom Webinar. - added 3/19/2020
- Geri Miller posted a webinar for moving your course to distance learning on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (EDT): COVID-19 Webinar Recording: Moving Your Course to Distance Learning. - added 3/19/2020
- Webinar Recording Available: Rosemary Boone announced a webinar for Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) for Higher Education: COVID-19 Webinar Recording: Enabling Remote Access to ArcGIS in Higher Education. - updated 3/25/2020
- Free Student Licensing: Learn more about accessing free student licensing in this blog from Geri Miller through Learn ArcGIS until August 31, 2020: Free Student Licenses via Learn ArcGIS until August 31 - added 4/2/2020
- To learn how to get started with ArcGIS Online in your classroom, see: Fun with GIS 262: When School is Disrupted.
- For Frequently Asked Questions about accessing ArcGIS Online in the classrooms including troubleshooting and logging in, see Charlie Fitzpatrick's blog: Fun with GIS 263: School Disruption 2. - added 3/15/2020
- Geri Miller shared information about licensing for colleges and universities with Educational Institution Agreements, Departmental Only Agreements, and other recommendations for logging in and accessing software in COVID-19 Educator Support: Availability of ArcGIS Licensing. - added 3/16/2020
- Canserina Kurnia shared a blog about the Virtualization of ArcGIS: On-Premise and Cloud Options for Higher Education. - added 3/17/2020
Courses & Teaching Tools
- Joseph Kerski rounded up teaching tools in Teaching about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with web maps, dashboards, and infographics. - added 3/16/2020
- Educators can find an opportunity to teach essential analysis skills by reviewing the Esri COVID-19 GIS Hub. Learn more in this blog from Charlie Fitzpatrick: Fun with GIS 261: Teaching, GIS, and Coronavirus.
- If you’re part of a school district that is moving to online classes for virus precautions, engage with Tom Baker on his post about GeoInquiries as a learning tool.
- Tom Baker added a blog for teachers & parents of K12 students that overviews 5 courses and resources by timing and varying levels of customization. - added 3/16/2020
- Geri Miller is also collecting resources for those who are rapidly responding to online-only classes and are in need of lesson plan inspiration and courses.
- Canserina Kurnia posted how to Build your own Hub Site with ArcGIS Hub Coronavirus Response template. - added 3/19/2020
- Tom Baker added GIS activities for parents and educators with students in elementary and high school. - added 3/24/2020
- Charlie Fitzpatrick posted an announcement about Mapping Hour, a series of one-hour instructional videos about ArcGIS Online for parents and teachers that will be released on April 6: Scrambling to Teach? See "Mapping Hour" - added 3/31/2020
- Geri Miller wrote about three ways to share ArcGIS executables and license files: Best way to share ArcGIS executables and license files - added 3/31/2020
- Joseph Kerski provided a guide to online GIS education pathways in Learning Plans and Learn Paths. - added 4/2/2020
Continue to collaborate about coronavirus awareness with these five tips:
- Work Out Loud: If you have a project or solution that you’re developing, share your concepts with other members to help them think through ideas.
- It’s Okay to Be a Learner: We are all at different stages with GIS, the variety of technology, and the knowledge of data available. Outline what you do or don’t know (including the steps you've taken so far), what you think you need, and what you’re trying to achieve.
- Use Tags: Tag your content with covid19, covid-19, and coronavirus so that others can find your content.
- Share to Multiple Places: You can post content in one primary place and share it with other relevant places. For example, if you are using multiple products, but you also want an industry perspective, post your content in one place to reach that audience and share it with the other places involved with your content.
- Add your resources, tips, and collaboration opportunities to the discussion by commenting below: If you have resources, data, information, or a collaboration opportunity to problem-solve or create a solution, comment below and we will update it to this list as a resource. Updates will be made to this document as they develop.
Please note added notations are for when content is added to this document, not the original creation date of the content.