Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Local Coronavirus Support

[Update: streamlined with one map incorporating all & more complete instructions
Update: mobile version added, and added Persons Recovered (2nd screen top left)
Correction: user feedback showed importance of symbology to convey info not fear]

After last week's Coronavirus update general info and maps, here's a local information portal, no small thanks to ESRI, Esri(UK) support and Public Health England's own portals shown last week. Please read the right hand text box for instructions.

click to enlarge, go to desktop app

click to enlarge, go to mobile app

This collects in one place an array of information from Public Health England website as well as their ESRI portal, themselves incorporating Ordnance Survey and Office for National Statistics data:
  • the left or top panel shows UK statistics-at-a-glance updated daily
  • the map shows: 
    • current Hospital  and Practices locations (click on it for details) and cases by Unitary Authorities (a legal subdivision used by the National Health Service)
    • historic info on Practices from Public Health England, ten criteria help you choose one
  • at right are instructions with links to full screen Open Street Maps that are easier to navigate 

News flash: this just in, Office of National Statistics released this gorgeous map on where do over 70s live - a critical piece of information about the most vulnerable in this pandemic:

Monday, 16 March 2020

Coronavirus update

[Update: more dashboards local to Cambridgeshire shown in next blogpost]

This pandemic affects us all. You might be reading this from home. And while social distancing may become the norm, social isolation needn't be: Use social media, ye olde telephone, reach out! Here are some local resources gleaned from group meetings, the twitterverse and simple curiosity.