Esri develops COVID-19 app

By on September 18, 2020

Esri in Redlands has released a smartphone app that tracks COVID-19 in all states and counties.

The app, which is updated daily with data from Johns Hopkins University, provides trend lines for new cases, cumulative cases, and deaths, according to a statement.

Users can quickly see where the pandemic is rising, declining, or has leveled off. 

“This app empowers stakeholders and leaders to make scientific, data-driven decisions about what comes next for their community when it comes to COVID-19,” said Dr. Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer at Esri, in the statement. “The ability to explore case data over time and compare one place to another is critical to understanding if communities should begin to reopen schools and businesses, continue with current restrictions, or ramp up mitigation efforts.”

Esri is a global leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping. The company’s software is used by more than 350,000 organizations worldwide, including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and all 50 state governments, according to the statement.