What's New?

03-25-2020 06:43 AM

What's New?

This document will be a running list of what is new from Esri related to responding to COVID-19 using GIS.

May 7th Updates

Sign up for May 12th webinar on Analytics and data visualization for COVID-19 Intelligence 

COVID-19 Health, Racial & Economic Data https://commsolutions.maps.arcgis.com/apps/FilterGallery/index.html?appid=02c7443d62e24f88aaf7cfaaea... 

COVID-19 Business Recovery Follows Humanitarian Response 

Use Proximity Tracing to Identify Possible Contact Events 

May 4th Updates

DATA: Facebook for Good: Mobility Data (Latest Available) https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=48cd4d3e22df4ec2b45c8d9b882aa685 

COVID-19 Trends by County https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=ad46e587a9134fcdb43ff54c16f8c39b 

COVID-19 Testing Locations: Site Location Automation 

GISCorps Builds an Authoritative Map of COVID-19 Testing Sites 

GISCorps Testing Site Map https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=2967825e76e347b59858d21d7989ede9 

What's Next: COVID-19 Business Recovery Follows Humanitarian Response 

Unacast data was updated last week and is best viewed in this MapViewer Beta app.

BlueDot Social Distancing by Counties is now live 

NAPSG created a comparison guide to the various mobility data sources

April 30th Updates

 Register for the Harvard Forum on Friday, May 1st CGA Virtual Forum: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic with Geospatial Research and Applications 

Esri Public Policy Map Collection now includes unemployment map.

Blog Posts

   COVID-19 Crisis Changes Buying Habits, Location by Location | New Normal 

   Grocery Story Inventory: Crowdsource resource availability using ArcGIS Hub 

   County-level unemployment layer updated monthly now in ArcGIS Living Atlas 

April 28th Updates

Geospatial Tools Enabling Public Health COVID-19 Fight (Empowered Patient Podcast) Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer and Health and Solutions Directo...

Loading Personnel into Coronavirus Business Continuity Solution 

COVID-19 Response: Location Allocation - YouTube 

NACCHO Launches New COVID-19 Data Lab – Homeland Security Today  (Homeland Security Today) The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) COVID-19 Data Lab is an interactive resource that will help health departments track COVID-19 tests, cases, and deaths in their counties and communities.

April 22nd Updates

ArcGIS Dashboards Training Videos for COVID-19 

Racial Inequity Blog Posts Racially Equitable COVID-19 Response Using GIS  & Analyze Racial Inequity During COVID-19 

National Association of City and County Health Officials Hub NACCHO Coronavirus Resources for LHDs 

Census COVID-19 Hub

Telling the COVID-19 GIS story  & ArcGIS StoryMaps 

Food and Security COVID-19: Local Governments Map Food and Essentials to Guide People 

April 21st Updates

BlueDot data is available on the Hub Home page and here

IHME data is available on the Hub Home page and in this app

April 17-20th Updates

All relevant Solutions can be found here ArcGIS Solutions 

         Getting to Know the Coronavirus Response Solution Dashboards 

Featured COVID-19 Trends Story Map - ArcGIS StoryMaps 

US Weekly Unemployment ArcGIS Dashboards 

CHIME Pro Tool version 3 released Learn More  | Download 

COVID-19: Dedicated Scientist in Florida Made Quick Moves to Map the Disease 

April 16th Updates

Spatial.ai has a sentiment analysis new on the marketplace:  https://marketplace.arcgis.com/listing.html?id=85139d3d51684f30b63796bb145d8160


  1. April 2020 Release of the Chmura COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index - County Level Data. An Index of 100 equates to the United States average. https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=92e56e1f6bc24d5190a4b36f3ce2ee5a
  2. US Weekly Unemployment Data. State Level Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Data from the United State Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.
    1. Dashboard: https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=c36ff122ea784d54bf6e0230dea992b7 
    2. Feature Service: https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=5090757d5ba24faaa92c0bcb46d6020f 
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics Monthly Unemployment (current 14 months). This layer shows Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) unemployment figures for the most current available 14 months of data available. The pattern is shown by states, counties, and nationally. https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=993b8c64a67a4c6faa44a91846547786 

April 14th Updates

Getting to Know the Coronavirus Response Solution Dashboards 

Definitive HC Dashboard updated to include the new Avg. Ventilator Usage statistic: https://definitivehc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8c4dcccd9e3845eb89f6401f919007f2

April 10-13th Updates
Policy Maps Collection updated with the Unacast Data

April 7th-9th Updates

Updated Coronavirus Response Solution Available Now  This update includes new apps to inform the public about community meal site locations, new desktop and mobile coronavirus case dashboards, a new mobile dashboard to understand community impacts, and many other enhancements.

Video of April 2nd Emergency Management webinar available https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=96be0e2301cc45b9b6fb82c50225e2dd 

Impact of COVID on Education Esri Partners with MCH Strategic Data to Provide School Closure, Reopening, and Instructional Plan D... 

CHIME Blog post available Mapping and Modeling Combine to Provide COVID-19 Forecasts 

CHIME new version available that works on older versions of Pro and more capabilities https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=37ad6eb0d1034cd58844314a9b305de2 

Dynamic Hospital Bed Territories pt 1 - Blog post about how to create a regionalization of the healthcare-asset environment in light of the ever-changing challenge of Coronavirus and Covid-19.

April 6th Updates - Includes updates from over the weekend

Webinar TOMORROW: What is working using GIS for COVID-19 response: https://www.govloop.com/training/apr-7-whats-working-in-the-covid-19-response-using-gis/ 

FEMA 7 Steps Blog post: Location Intelligence Enhances COVID-19 Collaboration 

GIS & HIPAA Guidance Blog post: Emergency Event Geospatial Security and Privacy (HIPAA) Guidance 

CHIME Tool video: COVID-19 Response: CHIME Model Introduction - YouTube 

COVID-19 Lost & Recovered Loved Ones Story Map project by GIS Corps https://www.giscorps.org/covid19-llo-283/ 

Global Atlas/Index of COVID-19 related apps: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/a9419e61cb6f4521a15baf78be309b35 

US Atlas/Index of COVID-19 related apps: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/a848f3c15e93435ca2512c776fa4ce27 

Red Cross Emergency Status by County App: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ebe29d4c1fca4ac292d00dbd54ed37e9 


Three NEW fields have been added to the Definitive Healthcare: USA Hospital Beds layer:

  1. Adult ICU Beds: are a sum of all non-pediatric ICU beds.
  2. Pediatric ICU Beds: are a combination of neonatal, pediatric and premature ICU beds.
  3. Average Ventilator Usage: is the average number of patients on a ventilator per week based on an analysis of 2016-2019 Medicare & commercial claims volumes by Definitive Healthcare.

Walgreens Locations Available: https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=58959801b9004f68adac4ee8b44557e7#overview 

Red Cross Public Health Emergency Status by County https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=97792521be744711a291d10ecef33a61 

Unacast data viewable in this app: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/InteractiveLegend/index.html?appid=69b5c8553b964e14a2fbcde0ea7cf9cb 

Safegraph data viewable in this app: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/InteractiveLegend/index.html?appid=2a802a5ee9c84108a239333ab7badb81 

April 2nd Updates

MCH Schools data by District data was updated below (March 31st.)

The Apps Group that is linked from the Hub has been split into two groups. One for Global Apps and one for US Apps.

Security Guidance - Emergency Event Geospatial Security and Privacy Guidance 

ArcGIS Technology for Mapping COVID-19 - Communities around the world are taking strides in mitigating the threat that COVID-19 (coronavirus) poses. Geography and location analysis have a crucial role in better understanding this evolving pandemic. This plan will teach you the core ArcGIS technology necessary to understand, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 in your community or organization.

ArcGIS Hub Fundamentals - ArcGIS Hub is a cloud-based engagement platform that helps organizations work more effectively with their communities. Learn how to use ArcGIS Hub capabilities and related technology to coordinate and engage with external agencies, community partners, volunteers, and citizens to tackle the projects that matter most in your community.

April 1st Updates


  1. USA state emergency measures in response to COVID-19, including information on disaster declarations, EOC activation, and restrictions and closures of large crowds, nursing homes, schools, restaurants, and bars. National Emergency Management Association https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=04d9fbaced8a471b886cd9ab18d1cbff 
  2. ASTO- These data layers are provided by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO).  Updates to these layers will occur daily. 

Elective Medical Procedures by state

March 31st Updates

The Pacific Disaster Center is working with the National Emergency Management Association to provide State Actions and Status information as a feature service - https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=04d9fbaced8a471b886cd9ab18d1cbff


MCH Strategic Data has stepped up to provide School Closing and Opening data.

March 30th Updates

The Esri COVID-19 Hub page is displaying these new updates today...

  1. A new US State Index app is referenced by the 'View USA Applications'. Note that the URL of this app might change in the near future.
  2. Policy Maps are updated and include a map displaying the Unacast data
  3. New data options are displayed on the Featured Datasets and are available in the Data Group.
  4. Best Practice articles now include Law Enforcement Dashboard process and a brand new white paper from Esri.

March 29th Updates

  1. Unacast Social Distancing Metric by county: https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=b9dcb224eec04cc6aedef1144a98ce0a#overview 
  2. Coronavirus COVID-19 Cases Time Enabled from JHU: https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=1cb306b5331945548745a5ccd290188e 

March 27th Updates

  1.  Coronavirus Business Continuity | ArcGIS Solutions - This is a collection of maps and apps that can be used by businesses, utilities, and government agencies to maintain business operations and share authoritative information with customers and stakeholders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  2. Coronavirus Business Continuity | Hub Template - A new hub template highlighting apps and workflow from the new ArcGIS Solution.

  3. March 202 POI data from SafeGraph - https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=6c8c635b1ea94001a52bf28179d1e32b This is high accuracy points-of-interest (POI) business listing data for all places in the USA that consumers spend money.

March 25th Updates

Law Enforcement COVID-19 Situational Awareness Tools Available: Law Enforcement COVID-19 Situational Awareness Tools Now Available » NAPSG Foundation 

March 23rd Updates

  1. The JHU Dashboard has been updated to include the county level data. See the announcement here - https://releases.jhu.edu/2020/03/23/advisory-johns-hopkins-university-upgrades-covid-19-tracking-map-with-local-u-s-data/ and here - https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/product/public-safety/coronavirus-covid-19-data-available-...
    1. There is a new feature service for the county level data here – https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=628578697fb24d8ea4c32fa0c5ae1843&view=table#overview
      1. Note that they only have Confirmed and Deaths. They are no longer updating the Active and Recovered fields
    2. They are interested in working with states who are providing county case data as a feature service so they can source from the states directly so the numbers are consistent.
  2. Many of you have commented on the bed utilization rate from the Definitive Health Care data set. It is not real time but it is dynamic, we are trying to get clarity from the vendor on the update frequency on this and hoping they will add a field for last update. I believe some of the hospitals utilization data was updated today.
    1. Also note that they added in fields for city, state, zip etc so you can filter by geography
  3. HIFLD secure data access “have been released to Local, Tribal, and Territorial users with COVID-19 operational needs.”.
  4. We are hearing of two additional priority layers from the US Government that they would like to source as a national layer. Specifically individual hospital status as well as testing sites / facilities. If your state has this as feature service / app, public or private, let us know. There are specific fields they are looking for.
  5. Here is information on Walmart Store Status if it helps. We’ll keep you posted as we find more
    1. Store Status Dashboard https://walmarttech.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/9b4afe6af6e94c5db4b5c9fd1a070155
    2. Near Me App https://walmarttech.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Nearby/index.html?appid=05008a8af57b49298d73efe2ca6dbef3
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