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COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

Madodomzi Mafanya-2
Dear List,

Could the analysis of existing time and place COVID-19 data help us understand spatiotemporal tendencies of pandemics and help us to simulate spatial spreads of future viral outbreaks?
Would this help with readiness or preparedness for future outbreaks or just a futile exercise?

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Madodomzi Mafanya (CGPrGISc 0279)

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Re: COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

Samantha Goodchild-Brown-2

At a guess, no, it wouldn’t help. Not without vectors and reasons of travel factored in.

But that’s why we do research….

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Madodomzi Mafanya
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Dear List,

 

Could the analysis of existing time and place COVID-19 data help us understand spatiotemporal tendencies of pandemics and help us to simulate spatial spreads of future viral outbreaks?

Would this help with readiness or preparedness for future outbreaks or just a futile exercise?

 

Regards,

Madodomzi Mafanya (CGPrGISc 0279)

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Re: COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

StephenW
I think it would definitely help. Not a futile exercise at all.
Provide assistance with understanding why certain areas are hotspots and other not, whereby reducing and preventing hotspots from occurring in these vulnerable areas in the future.
Kind Regards

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM Samantha Goodchild-Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

At a guess, no, it wouldn’t help. Not without vectors and reasons of travel factored in.

But that’s why we do research….

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Madodomzi Mafanya
Sent: Saturday, 16 May 2020 18:15
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Subject: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Dear List,

 

Could the analysis of existing time and place COVID-19 data help us understand spatiotemporal tendencies of pandemics and help us to simulate spatial spreads of future viral outbreaks?

Would this help with readiness or preparedness for future outbreaks or just a futile exercise?

 

Regards,

Madodomzi Mafanya (CGPrGISc 0279)

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Re: COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

Kevin Musungu
Hi Madodomzi,

Such data is certainly useful. With sufficient data one can model spatial growth with time. I think it may give an insight into areas that are most vulnerable to pandemics especially when included with other data like population density, housing types, proximity to health facilities, sanitation, demographics etc. A lot of it is common sense but mapping it in a GIS environment with multicriteria assessment can give alot of insight into spatial vulnerability. The difficulty is usually in collating the discrete datasets because they are often held by different organisations but it certainly isn't futile. 

Kind regards
Kevin

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:48 AM Stephen Wiggins <[hidden email]> wrote:
I think it would definitely help. Not a futile exercise at all.
Provide assistance with understanding why certain areas are hotspots and other not, whereby reducing and preventing hotspots from occurring in these vulnerable areas in the future.
Kind Regards

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM Samantha Goodchild-Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

At a guess, no, it wouldn’t help. Not without vectors and reasons of travel factored in.

But that’s why we do research….

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Madodomzi Mafanya
Sent: Saturday, 16 May 2020 18:15
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Dear List,

 

Could the analysis of existing time and place COVID-19 data help us understand spatiotemporal tendencies of pandemics and help us to simulate spatial spreads of future viral outbreaks?

Would this help with readiness or preparedness for future outbreaks or just a futile exercise?

 

Regards,

Madodomzi Mafanya (CGPrGISc 0279)

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Re: COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

G Tadonki
Hi,

It is definitely useful, and many teams are doing it right now in a few countries. The COVID-19 crisis has taken the demand and use of geospatial data to an unprecedented level in epidemiology, the management of health emergencies and governance. In fact, there is no choice, it is a matter of life and death. However, it is key that research is carried out by professionals, in a collaborative and multidisciplinary way. It must also be linked decision-making by the government and partners. 

SA and African countries must seize the opportunities offered by this trend. 

Stay safe,


Prof Georges Tadonki


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On Wed, May 20, 2020, 06:13 Kevin Musungu <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Madodomzi,

Such data is certainly useful. With sufficient data one can model spatial growth with time. I think it may give an insight into areas that are most vulnerable to pandemics especially when included with other data like population density, housing types, proximity to health facilities, sanitation, demographics etc. A lot of it is common sense but mapping it in a GIS environment with multicriteria assessment can give alot of insight into spatial vulnerability. The difficulty is usually in collating the discrete datasets because they are often held by different organisations but it certainly isn't futile. 

Kind regards
Kevin

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:48 AM Stephen Wiggins <[hidden email]> wrote:
I think it would definitely help. Not a futile exercise at all.
Provide assistance with understanding why certain areas are hotspots and other not, whereby reducing and preventing hotspots from occurring in these vulnerable areas in the future.
Kind Regards

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM Samantha Goodchild-Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

At a guess, no, it wouldn’t help. Not without vectors and reasons of travel factored in.

But that’s why we do research….

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Madodomzi Mafanya
Sent: Saturday, 16 May 2020 18:15
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Dear List,

 

Could the analysis of existing time and place COVID-19 data help us understand spatiotemporal tendencies of pandemics and help us to simulate spatial spreads of future viral outbreaks?

Would this help with readiness or preparedness for future outbreaks or just a futile exercise?

 

Regards,

Madodomzi Mafanya (CGPrGISc 0279)

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Re: COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

Abraham Parbhunath

I also think you are on to something, but as with everything it depends on what level of detail was captured by the authorities.  Good luck and we look forward to you sharing your results.  Are you planning on integrating with a machine learning tool for forecasting?

Incidentally, I am not sure if any of you have seen this map?

 

https://circlecityinfo.co.za/covid-19-map/

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of G Tadonki
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Hi,

 

It is definitely useful, and many teams are doing it right now in a few countries. The COVID-19 crisis has taken the demand and use of geospatial data to an unprecedented level in epidemiology, the management of health emergencies and governance. In fact, there is no choice, it is a matter of life and death. However, it is key that research is carried out by professionals, in a collaborative and multidisciplinary way. It must also be linked decision-making by the government and partners. 

 

SA and African countries must seize the opportunities offered by this trend. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Prof Georges Tadonki


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On Wed, May 20, 2020, 06:13 Kevin Musungu <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Madodomzi,

 

Such data is certainly useful. With sufficient data one can model spatial growth with time. I think it may give an insight into areas that are most vulnerable to pandemics especially when included with other data like population density, housing types, proximity to health facilities, sanitation, demographics etc. A lot of it is common sense but mapping it in a GIS environment with multicriteria assessment can give alot of insight into spatial vulnerability. The difficulty is usually in collating the discrete datasets because they are often held by different organisations but it certainly isn't futile. 

 

Kind regards

Kevin

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:48 AM Stephen Wiggins <[hidden email]> wrote:

I think it would definitely help. Not a futile exercise at all.

Provide assistance with understanding why certain areas are hotspots and other not, whereby reducing and preventing hotspots from occurring in these vulnerable areas in the future.

Kind Regards

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM Samantha Goodchild-Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

At a guess, no, it wouldn’t help. Not without vectors and reasons of travel factored in.

But that’s why we do research….

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Madodomzi Mafanya
Sent: Saturday, 16 May 2020 18:15
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Dear List,

 

Could the analysis of existing time and place COVID-19 data help us understand spatiotemporal tendencies of pandemics and help us to simulate spatial spreads of future viral outbreaks?

Would this help with readiness or preparedness for future outbreaks or just a futile exercise?

 

Regards,

Madodomzi Mafanya (CGPrGISc 0279)

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Re: COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

Immo Blecher

Interesting map!!! Would be nice if they would provide a little bit of information with it on what the vulnerability actually is and what the points are (communities? suburbs/villages?), especially for the layman coming across the map.

Regards

Immo

On 2020/05/20 16:48, Abraham Parbhunath wrote:

I also think you are on to something, but as with everything it depends on what level of detail was captured by the authorities.  Good luck and we look forward to you sharing your results.  Are you planning on integrating with a machine learning tool for forecasting?

Incidentally, I am not sure if any of you have seen this map?

 

https://circlecityinfo.co.za/covid-19-map/

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa [hidden email] On Behalf Of G Tadonki
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:08
To: Africa local chapter discussions [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Hi,

 

It is definitely useful, and many teams are doing it right now in a few countries. The COVID-19 crisis has taken the demand and use of geospatial data to an unprecedented level in epidemiology, the management of health emergencies and governance. In fact, there is no choice, it is a matter of life and death. However, it is key that research is carried out by professionals, in a collaborative and multidisciplinary way. It must also be linked decision-making by the government and partners. 

 

SA and African countries must seize the opportunities offered by this trend. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Prof Georges Tadonki


Sent with Android

 

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 06:13 Kevin Musungu <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Madodomzi,

 

Such data is certainly useful. With sufficient data one can model spatial growth with time. I think it may give an insight into areas that are most vulnerable to pandemics especially when included with other data like population density, housing types, proximity to health facilities, sanitation, demographics etc. A lot of it is common sense but mapping it in a GIS environment with multicriteria assessment can give alot of insight into spatial vulnerability. The difficulty is usually in collating the discrete datasets because they are often held by different organisations but it certainly isn't futile. 

 

Kind regards

Kevin

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:48 AM Stephen Wiggins <[hidden email]> wrote:

I think it would definitely help. Not a futile exercise at all.

Provide assistance with understanding why certain areas are hotspots and other not, whereby reducing and preventing hotspots from occurring in these vulnerable areas in the future.

Kind Regards

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM Samantha Goodchild-Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

At a guess, no, it wouldn’t help. Not without vectors and reasons of travel factored in.

But that’s why we do research….

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Madodomzi Mafanya
Sent: Saturday, 16 May 2020 18:15
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Dear List,

 

Could the analysis of existing time and place COVID-19 data help us understand spatiotemporal tendencies of pandemics and help us to simulate spatial spreads of future viral outbreaks?

Would this help with readiness or preparedness for future outbreaks or just a futile exercise?

 

Regards,

Madodomzi Mafanya (CGPrGISc 0279)

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Re: COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

Abraham Parbhunath

Hi Immo.  Try viewing the map on a desktop in full screen.  The legend comes up. I think they correlate/infer vulnerability to density of infection.

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Immo Blecher
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:09
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Interesting map!!! Would be nice if they would provide a little bit of information with it on what the vulnerability actually is and what the points are (communities? suburbs/villages?), especially for the layman coming across the map.

Regards

Immo

On 2020/05/20 16:48, Abraham Parbhunath wrote:

I also think you are on to something, but as with everything it depends on what level of detail was captured by the authorities.  Good luck and we look forward to you sharing your results.  Are you planning on integrating with a machine learning tool for forecasting?

Incidentally, I am not sure if any of you have seen this map?

 

https://circlecityinfo.co.za/covid-19-map/

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa [hidden email] On Behalf Of G Tadonki
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:08
To: Africa local chapter discussions [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Hi,

 

It is definitely useful, and many teams are doing it right now in a few countries. The COVID-19 crisis has taken the demand and use of geospatial data to an unprecedented level in epidemiology, the management of health emergencies and governance. In fact, there is no choice, it is a matter of life and death. However, it is key that research is carried out by professionals, in a collaborative and multidisciplinary way. It must also be linked decision-making by the government and partners. 

 

SA and African countries must seize the opportunities offered by this trend. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Prof Georges Tadonki


Sent with Android

 

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 06:13 Kevin Musungu <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Madodomzi,

 

Such data is certainly useful. With sufficient data one can model spatial growth with time. I think it may give an insight into areas that are most vulnerable to pandemics especially when included with other data like population density, housing types, proximity to health facilities, sanitation, demographics etc. A lot of it is common sense but mapping it in a GIS environment with multicriteria assessment can give alot of insight into spatial vulnerability. The difficulty is usually in collating the discrete datasets because they are often held by different organisations but it certainly isn't futile. 

 

Kind regards

Kevin

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:48 AM Stephen Wiggins <[hidden email]> wrote:

I think it would definitely help. Not a futile exercise at all.

Provide assistance with understanding why certain areas are hotspots and other not, whereby reducing and preventing hotspots from occurring in these vulnerable areas in the future.

Kind Regards

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM Samantha Goodchild-Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

At a guess, no, it wouldn’t help. Not without vectors and reasons of travel factored in.

But that’s why we do research….

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Madodomzi Mafanya
Sent: Saturday, 16 May 2020 18:15
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Dear List,

 

Could the analysis of existing time and place COVID-19 data help us understand spatiotemporal tendencies of pandemics and help us to simulate spatial spreads of future viral outbreaks?

Would this help with readiness or preparedness for future outbreaks or just a futile exercise?

 

Regards,

Madodomzi Mafanya (CGPrGISc 0279)

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Re: COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

G Tadonki
You may read this... there are more detailed papers.


On Wed, May 20, 2020, 11:20 Abraham Parbhunath <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Immo.  Try viewing the map on a desktop in full screen.  The legend comes up. I think they correlate/infer vulnerability to density of infection.

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Immo Blecher
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:09
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Interesting map!!! Would be nice if they would provide a little bit of information with it on what the vulnerability actually is and what the points are (communities? suburbs/villages?), especially for the layman coming across the map.

Regards

Immo

On 2020/05/20 16:48, Abraham Parbhunath wrote:

I also think you are on to something, but as with everything it depends on what level of detail was captured by the authorities.  Good luck and we look forward to you sharing your results.  Are you planning on integrating with a machine learning tool for forecasting?

Incidentally, I am not sure if any of you have seen this map?

 

https://circlecityinfo.co.za/covid-19-map/

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa [hidden email] On Behalf Of G Tadonki
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:08
To: Africa local chapter discussions [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Hi,

 

It is definitely useful, and many teams are doing it right now in a few countries. The COVID-19 crisis has taken the demand and use of geospatial data to an unprecedented level in epidemiology, the management of health emergencies and governance. In fact, there is no choice, it is a matter of life and death. However, it is key that research is carried out by professionals, in a collaborative and multidisciplinary way. It must also be linked decision-making by the government and partners. 

 

SA and African countries must seize the opportunities offered by this trend. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Prof Georges Tadonki


Sent with Android

 

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 06:13 Kevin Musungu <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Madodomzi,

 

Such data is certainly useful. With sufficient data one can model spatial growth with time. I think it may give an insight into areas that are most vulnerable to pandemics especially when included with other data like population density, housing types, proximity to health facilities, sanitation, demographics etc. A lot of it is common sense but mapping it in a GIS environment with multicriteria assessment can give alot of insight into spatial vulnerability. The difficulty is usually in collating the discrete datasets because they are often held by different organisations but it certainly isn't futile. 

 

Kind regards

Kevin

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:48 AM Stephen Wiggins <[hidden email]> wrote:

I think it would definitely help. Not a futile exercise at all.

Provide assistance with understanding why certain areas are hotspots and other not, whereby reducing and preventing hotspots from occurring in these vulnerable areas in the future.

Kind Regards

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM Samantha Goodchild-Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

At a guess, no, it wouldn’t help. Not without vectors and reasons of travel factored in.

But that’s why we do research….

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Madodomzi Mafanya
Sent: Saturday, 16 May 2020 18:15
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Dear List,

 

Could the analysis of existing time and place COVID-19 data help us understand spatiotemporal tendencies of pandemics and help us to simulate spatial spreads of future viral outbreaks?

Would this help with readiness or preparedness for future outbreaks or just a futile exercise?

 

Regards,

Madodomzi Mafanya (CGPrGISc 0279)

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Re: COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

G Tadonki
The basic assumption:

"At whatever is the appropriate distance, the risk of infection is a function of being close to people who are infected. The most fundamental issue is thus, how close people are to one-another in their daily lives. The risk of infection can be expected to be higher where there are very high densities whether in residences, transport or employment locations."

Citing Dr. Wendell Cox. 






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On Wed, May 20, 2020, 12:10 G Tadonki <[hidden email]> wrote:
You may read this... there are more detailed papers.


On Wed, May 20, 2020, 11:20 Abraham Parbhunath <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Immo.  Try viewing the map on a desktop in full screen.  The legend comes up. I think they correlate/infer vulnerability to density of infection.

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Immo Blecher
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:09
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Interesting map!!! Would be nice if they would provide a little bit of information with it on what the vulnerability actually is and what the points are (communities? suburbs/villages?), especially for the layman coming across the map.

Regards

Immo

On 2020/05/20 16:48, Abraham Parbhunath wrote:

I also think you are on to something, but as with everything it depends on what level of detail was captured by the authorities.  Good luck and we look forward to you sharing your results.  Are you planning on integrating with a machine learning tool for forecasting?

Incidentally, I am not sure if any of you have seen this map?

 

https://circlecityinfo.co.za/covid-19-map/

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa [hidden email] On Behalf Of G Tadonki
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Hi,

 

It is definitely useful, and many teams are doing it right now in a few countries. The COVID-19 crisis has taken the demand and use of geospatial data to an unprecedented level in epidemiology, the management of health emergencies and governance. In fact, there is no choice, it is a matter of life and death. However, it is key that research is carried out by professionals, in a collaborative and multidisciplinary way. It must also be linked decision-making by the government and partners. 

 

SA and African countries must seize the opportunities offered by this trend. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Prof Georges Tadonki


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On Wed, May 20, 2020, 06:13 Kevin Musungu <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Madodomzi,

 

Such data is certainly useful. With sufficient data one can model spatial growth with time. I think it may give an insight into areas that are most vulnerable to pandemics especially when included with other data like population density, housing types, proximity to health facilities, sanitation, demographics etc. A lot of it is common sense but mapping it in a GIS environment with multicriteria assessment can give alot of insight into spatial vulnerability. The difficulty is usually in collating the discrete datasets because they are often held by different organisations but it certainly isn't futile. 

 

Kind regards

Kevin

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:48 AM Stephen Wiggins <[hidden email]> wrote:

I think it would definitely help. Not a futile exercise at all.

Provide assistance with understanding why certain areas are hotspots and other not, whereby reducing and preventing hotspots from occurring in these vulnerable areas in the future.

Kind Regards

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM Samantha Goodchild-Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

At a guess, no, it wouldn’t help. Not without vectors and reasons of travel factored in.

But that’s why we do research….

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Madodomzi Mafanya
Sent: Saturday, 16 May 2020 18:15
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Dear List,

 

Could the analysis of existing time and place COVID-19 data help us understand spatiotemporal tendencies of pandemics and help us to simulate spatial spreads of future viral outbreaks?

Would this help with readiness or preparedness for future outbreaks or just a futile exercise?

 

Regards,

Madodomzi Mafanya (CGPrGISc 0279)

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Re: COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

G Tadonki
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Hwever, thread carefully with the relationship between pop density and covid-19 vulnerability, see these two papers:



Stay safe



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On Wed, May 20, 2020, 12:10 G Tadonki <[hidden email]> wrote:
You may read this... there are more detailed papers.


On Wed, May 20, 2020, 11:20 Abraham Parbhunath <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Immo.  Try viewing the map on a desktop in full screen.  The legend comes up. I think they correlate/infer vulnerability to density of infection.

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Immo Blecher
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:09
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Interesting map!!! Would be nice if they would provide a little bit of information with it on what the vulnerability actually is and what the points are (communities? suburbs/villages?), especially for the layman coming across the map.

Regards

Immo

On 2020/05/20 16:48, Abraham Parbhunath wrote:

I also think you are on to something, but as with everything it depends on what level of detail was captured by the authorities.  Good luck and we look forward to you sharing your results.  Are you planning on integrating with a machine learning tool for forecasting?

Incidentally, I am not sure if any of you have seen this map?

 

https://circlecityinfo.co.za/covid-19-map/

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa [hidden email] On Behalf Of G Tadonki
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:08
To: Africa local chapter discussions [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Hi,

 

It is definitely useful, and many teams are doing it right now in a few countries. The COVID-19 crisis has taken the demand and use of geospatial data to an unprecedented level in epidemiology, the management of health emergencies and governance. In fact, there is no choice, it is a matter of life and death. However, it is key that research is carried out by professionals, in a collaborative and multidisciplinary way. It must also be linked decision-making by the government and partners. 

 

SA and African countries must seize the opportunities offered by this trend. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Prof Georges Tadonki


Sent with Android

 

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 06:13 Kevin Musungu <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Madodomzi,

 

Such data is certainly useful. With sufficient data one can model spatial growth with time. I think it may give an insight into areas that are most vulnerable to pandemics especially when included with other data like population density, housing types, proximity to health facilities, sanitation, demographics etc. A lot of it is common sense but mapping it in a GIS environment with multicriteria assessment can give alot of insight into spatial vulnerability. The difficulty is usually in collating the discrete datasets because they are often held by different organisations but it certainly isn't futile. 

 

Kind regards

Kevin

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:48 AM Stephen Wiggins <[hidden email]> wrote:

I think it would definitely help. Not a futile exercise at all.

Provide assistance with understanding why certain areas are hotspots and other not, whereby reducing and preventing hotspots from occurring in these vulnerable areas in the future.

Kind Regards

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM Samantha Goodchild-Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

At a guess, no, it wouldn’t help. Not without vectors and reasons of travel factored in.

But that’s why we do research….

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Madodomzi Mafanya
Sent: Saturday, 16 May 2020 18:15
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Dear List,

 

Could the analysis of existing time and place COVID-19 data help us understand spatiotemporal tendencies of pandemics and help us to simulate spatial spreads of future viral outbreaks?

Would this help with readiness or preparedness for future outbreaks or just a futile exercise?

 

Regards,

Madodomzi Mafanya (CGPrGISc 0279)

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Re: COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

Willem Badenhorst
I don't think the CSIR vulnerability Index is based on density alone.  Will be more of a multi-criteria analysis with a range of inputs.  A close visual study af areas I know very well shows areas with lower densities with high vulnerability.

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On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 6:28 PM G Tadonki <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hwever, thread carefully with the relationship between pop density and covid-19 vulnerability, see these two papers:



Stay safe



Sent with Android

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 12:10 G Tadonki <[hidden email]> wrote:
You may read this... there are more detailed papers.


On Wed, May 20, 2020, 11:20 Abraham Parbhunath <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Immo.  Try viewing the map on a desktop in full screen.  The legend comes up. I think they correlate/infer vulnerability to density of infection.

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Immo Blecher
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:09
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Interesting map!!! Would be nice if they would provide a little bit of information with it on what the vulnerability actually is and what the points are (communities? suburbs/villages?), especially for the layman coming across the map.

Regards

Immo

On 2020/05/20 16:48, Abraham Parbhunath wrote:

I also think you are on to something, but as with everything it depends on what level of detail was captured by the authorities.  Good luck and we look forward to you sharing your results.  Are you planning on integrating with a machine learning tool for forecasting?

Incidentally, I am not sure if any of you have seen this map?

 

https://circlecityinfo.co.za/covid-19-map/

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa [hidden email] On Behalf Of G Tadonki
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:08
To: Africa local chapter discussions [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Hi,

 

It is definitely useful, and many teams are doing it right now in a few countries. The COVID-19 crisis has taken the demand and use of geospatial data to an unprecedented level in epidemiology, the management of health emergencies and governance. In fact, there is no choice, it is a matter of life and death. However, it is key that research is carried out by professionals, in a collaborative and multidisciplinary way. It must also be linked decision-making by the government and partners. 

 

SA and African countries must seize the opportunities offered by this trend. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Prof Georges Tadonki


Sent with Android

 

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 06:13 Kevin Musungu <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Madodomzi,

 

Such data is certainly useful. With sufficient data one can model spatial growth with time. I think it may give an insight into areas that are most vulnerable to pandemics especially when included with other data like population density, housing types, proximity to health facilities, sanitation, demographics etc. A lot of it is common sense but mapping it in a GIS environment with multicriteria assessment can give alot of insight into spatial vulnerability. The difficulty is usually in collating the discrete datasets because they are often held by different organisations but it certainly isn't futile. 

 

Kind regards

Kevin

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:48 AM Stephen Wiggins <[hidden email]> wrote:

I think it would definitely help. Not a futile exercise at all.

Provide assistance with understanding why certain areas are hotspots and other not, whereby reducing and preventing hotspots from occurring in these vulnerable areas in the future.

Kind Regards

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM Samantha Goodchild-Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

At a guess, no, it wouldn’t help. Not without vectors and reasons of travel factored in.

But that’s why we do research….

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Madodomzi Mafanya
Sent: Saturday, 16 May 2020 18:15
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Dear List,

 

Could the analysis of existing time and place COVID-19 data help us understand spatiotemporal tendencies of pandemics and help us to simulate spatial spreads of future viral outbreaks?

Would this help with readiness or preparedness for future outbreaks or just a futile exercise?

 

Regards,

Madodomzi Mafanya (CGPrGISc 0279)

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Re: COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

Abraham Parbhunath

Infection density is what I was alluding toJ, but you may be on to something with MCDA

 

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From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Willem Badenhorst
Sent: Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:51
To: Africa local chapter discussions <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

I don't think the CSIR vulnerability Index is based on density alone.  Will be more of a multi-criteria analysis with a range of inputs.  A close visual study af areas I know very well shows areas with lower densities with high vulnerability.

 

Kind regards

Willem

 

 

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On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 6:28 PM G Tadonki <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hwever, thread carefully with the relationship between pop density and covid-19 vulnerability, see these two papers:

 

 


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On Wed, May 20, 2020, 12:10 G Tadonki <[hidden email]> wrote:

You may read this... there are more detailed papers.

 

 

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 11:20 Abraham Parbhunath <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Immo.  Try viewing the map on a desktop in full screen.  The legend comes up. I think they correlate/infer vulnerability to density of infection.

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Immo Blecher
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:09
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Interesting map!!! Would be nice if they would provide a little bit of information with it on what the vulnerability actually is and what the points are (communities? suburbs/villages?), especially for the layman coming across the map.

Regards

Immo

On 2020/05/20 16:48, Abraham Parbhunath wrote:

I also think you are on to something, but as with everything it depends on what level of detail was captured by the authorities.  Good luck and we look forward to you sharing your results.  Are you planning on integrating with a machine learning tool for forecasting?

Incidentally, I am not sure if any of you have seen this map?

 

https://circlecityinfo.co.za/covid-19-map/

 

Regards

Abraham Parbhunath

 

From: Africa [hidden email] On Behalf Of G Tadonki
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:08
To: Africa local chapter discussions [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Hi,

 

It is definitely useful, and many teams are doing it right now in a few countries. The COVID-19 crisis has taken the demand and use of geospatial data to an unprecedented level in epidemiology, the management of health emergencies and governance. In fact, there is no choice, it is a matter of life and death. However, it is key that research is carried out by professionals, in a collaborative and multidisciplinary way. It must also be linked decision-making by the government and partners. 

 

SA and African countries must seize the opportunities offered by this trend. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Prof Georges Tadonki


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On Wed, May 20, 2020, 06:13 Kevin Musungu <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Madodomzi,

 

Such data is certainly useful. With sufficient data one can model spatial growth with time. I think it may give an insight into areas that are most vulnerable to pandemics especially when included with other data like population density, housing types, proximity to health facilities, sanitation, demographics etc. A lot of it is common sense but mapping it in a GIS environment with multicriteria assessment can give alot of insight into spatial vulnerability. The difficulty is usually in collating the discrete datasets because they are often held by different organisations but it certainly isn't futile. 

 

Kind regards

Kevin

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:48 AM Stephen Wiggins <[hidden email]> wrote:

I think it would definitely help. Not a futile exercise at all.

Provide assistance with understanding why certain areas are hotspots and other not, whereby reducing and preventing hotspots from occurring in these vulnerable areas in the future.

Kind Regards

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM Samantha Goodchild-Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

At a guess, no, it wouldn’t help. Not without vectors and reasons of travel factored in.

But that’s why we do research….

 

From: Africa <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Madodomzi Mafanya
Sent: Saturday, 16 May 2020 18:15
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Subject: [OSGeo Africa] COVID-19 Geospatial Analysis

 

Dear List,

 

Could the analysis of existing time and place COVID-19 data help us understand spatiotemporal tendencies of pandemics and help us to simulate spatial spreads of future viral outbreaks?

Would this help with readiness or preparedness for future outbreaks or just a futile exercise?

 

Regards,

Madodomzi Mafanya (CGPrGISc 0279)

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