Geospatial Technology To mitigate COVID-19

Geospatial technology refers to equipment used to measure and analyze Earth's land and features. Systems such as Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) are used in geospatial work.

Mapping the location history of COVID-19 patients is critical in identifying areas that have been exposed to the virus.

Through the use of the geolocation data of positively-tested patients, COVID-19 hotspots can be identified even before cases are confirmed, allowing for early intervention by public health authorities and hence helping the government in making decisions and at the end minimising the cost of fighting this pandemic .