COVID-19 Initiatives & Links

So these are mostly related to the UK, but some will be global. I have tried to make this clear where I can. By posting these links here I do not specifically endorse any of the activities, but was interested to collate all the activities that I thought interesting to the geospatial community and thought you might all be interested in seeing the list. Will continue to add things as I find them.

With thanks to the Royal Society for these ones:

  • Collaboration and competition in Covid-19 response (Tim Unwin, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, Royal Holloway): blog post on some considerations for digital tech interventions to combat Covid-19, particularly through crowdsourcing.  Concludes with the following resource lists: recommended reliable information on Covid-19; sample of international crowd-sourcing initiatives (including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and global); and global Covid-19 mapping and recording initiatives. https://unwin.wordpress.com/2020/03/26/collaboration-and-competition-in-covid-19-response/
  • Hack From Home: Covid-19 (4th/5th April), virtual hackathon sponsored by Dataswift, and organised by the Ethical Tech Alliance, HAT-LAB, and others.  The themes or strands are Citizen Science, Community Health, and Mass Co-ordination.  https://www.hackfromhome.com/about

With thanks to Geovation:

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