Geospatial Technology To mitigate COVID-19

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 .


The key speaker was Doctor Nashon Adero ,a lecturer at Taita Taveta University, Kenya,he is a geospatial and systems modelling expert. Nashon teaches Mining Surveying, Engineering Surveying, GIS, among other support courses on research, science communication, and infrastructure management.