The 2020 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: Stories and insights through innovative visuals (World Bank Blogs)

World Bank Blogs: The 2020 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: Stories and insights through innovative visuals. “This year’s Atlas is a web publication that guides readers through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using interactive storytelling and innovative data visualizations. The SDGs seek to guide global action to address many of the world’s greatest challenges such as eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger, expanding access to education, achieving gender equality, and addressing the climate crisis.”

WTVD: Gov. Cooper unveils COVID-19 county alert system, pushes counties to curb spread

WTVD: Gov. Cooper unveils COVID-19 county alert system, pushes counties to curb spread. ” Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday warned North Carolinians that the unfettered spread of the novel coronavirus could result in snapping back statewide restrictions on businesses, but for now endorsed the idea of a more regional approach. That included the debut of a color-coded map alerting all 100 counties in the state of their current COVID-19 predicament.”

University of Texas at Austin: New Tool Helps Parents and Educators Estimate COVID-19 Infection Numbers at Their School

University of Texas at Austin: New Tool Helps Parents and Educators Estimate COVID-19 Infection Numbers at Their School. “USTIN, Texas — With COVID-19 cases hitting new highs across the country, a new online tool can help families and school leaders estimate how many infected people are likely to show up at a school on a given day anywhere in the United States. The free, interactive dashboard was produced by The University of Texas at Austin COVID-19 Modeling Consortium.”

ADVISORY: New Tool Offers County-Level Insight Into COVID-19 Impact (Johns Hopkins University)

Johns Hopkins University: ADVISORY: New Tool Offers County-Level Insight Into COVID-19 Impact. “The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center has launched a new tool on its U.S. state tracking pages that provides county-level insight into the effects of COVID-19 through case and testing data measured against key demographic information, including race and poverty level. The Coronavirus Resource Center is the first to publish such a compilation of at the county level.”

WKYC: Ohio Department of Health now offering zip code dashboard to track COVID-19 cases

WKYC: Ohio Department of Health now offering zip code dashboard to track COVID-19 cases. “During his COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, Governor Mike DeWine announced the creation of a new zip code dashboard. Ohioans can now view data from their local communities and filter data by probable or confirmed case status, county, a specific zip code, or a specific time period.”

Medical Xpress: Tea for ten? New online tool lets you calculate COVID-19 risk

Medical Xpress: Tea for ten? New online tool lets you calculate COVID-19 risk. “If you were to find yourself in a group of ten people in the US capital Washington today, the risk that one person has COVID-19 would be 18 percent. The equivalent figure in Paris is 32 percent. That’s according to a dashboard developed by a team of US scientists that allows people to assess the risk of attending gatherings where they live using real-time infection data.”

Arizona State University: ASU student creates machine-learning model to identify neighborhoods most at risk for COVID-19

Arizona State University: ASU student creates machine-learning model to identify neighborhoods most at risk for COVID-19. “In her paper titled ‘Characterizing the Spread of COVID-19 from Human Mobility Patterns and SocioDemographic Indicators,’ co-authored by Bandana Kar from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, [Avipsa] Roy leveraged anonymized human movement data from mobile phones and combined it with social distancing data and social vulnerability indicators to examine the overall spread of COVID-19 at local spatial scales.”

9to5 Google: Google tests ‘Driving Mode’ that lets you add Street View images without 360-degree camera

9to5 Google: Google tests ‘Driving Mode’ that lets you add Street View images without 360-degree camera. “This new feature was spotted by a user over on Reddit, and it looks as though ‘Driving Mode’ lets you mount your phone to your in-car dashboard, your journey will then be recorded and uploaded to the Street View online database without you needing a fancy roof-rack 360-degree camera.”

TNW: What3words is about to make millions of car satnavs more accurate and easier to use

TNW Shift: What3words is about to make millions of car satnavs more accurate and easier to use. “Thanks to a simple partnership between two mapping companies, satnavs in millions of new cars across North America and Europe are set to get an upgrade that should make them more accurate and far easier to use. Last week, geolocation startup What3words and mapping conglomerate HERE, which is majority owned by BMW, Daimler, and Audi, announced a partnership that will see What3words integrated into a whole host of in-vehicle satellite navigation systems.”

Daily Evergreen: New tool shows rural-urban gap in COVID-19 cases

Daily Evergreen: New tool shows rural-urban gap in COVID-19 cases. “As Whitman County reports 18 deaths from COVID-19 over the span of about one month, WSU researchers are looking to a new rural COVID-19 tracking tool to understand gaps in rural and urban areas…. The tool, COVID Urban Rural Explorer, collects data from The New York Times’ daily tracker and other sources to compile and classify it into a weekly rural-urban visual, [Professor Ofer] Amram said.”

Visualization Tool: See How Your Congressional District Has Handled COVID-19 (SciTechDaily)

SciTechDaily: Visualization Tool: See How Your Congressional District Has Handled COVID-19. “Launched earlier this year, the COVID Atlas interactive visualization compiles county-level case numbers, generates daily hotspot statistics, and displays them on an easy-to-read map. Now, the online resource also includes a congressional district overlay—a new feature that allows users to see how the impacts of COVID-19 might differ according to local government responses.”

PCMag: Done With Google Maps? 10 Reasons to Give Apple Maps a Try

PCMag UK: Done With Google Maps? 10 Reasons to Give Apple Maps a Try. “Apple Maps got off to a rocky start when it debuted in 2012. Initial versions were loaded with bugs and other problems, forcing Apple to scramble for a fix. But the app has since grown up and now offers an array of useful features that can help you navigate to your destination whether you’re driving, walking, biking, or taking public transportation. With iOS 14, the app has added a few new options to ease your travels. Here are 10 reasons to start using Apple Maps.”

Femina: Not Google, This Woman Introduced India To Digital Maps

Femina: Not Google, This Woman Introduced India To Digital Maps. “Girls get things done. Hands down! How else would you explain with the incredible story of Rashmi Verma, who introduced digital maps to India, much before Google? Rashmi, a non-believer in glass ceilings, is executive director and co-founder of MapmyIndia, her brainchild that changed the way we see India, quite literally! We mapped her journey from by lanes of Uttar Pradesh’ Bareilly to top tech companies in the US, and now in India’s mapping industry.”

Arizona State University: Location, extent of coral reefs mapped worldwide using advanced AI

Arizona State University: Location, extent of coral reefs mapped worldwide using advanced AI. “…researchers from the Arizona State University Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science have generated a global coral reef extent map using a single methodology capable of predicting the location of shallow coral reefs with nearly 90% accuracy. The study was published in the journal, Coral Reefs.”

Europeana Pro: Bringing the past back to life with the Estense Digital Library

Europeana Pro: Bringing the past back to life with the Estense Digital Library. “The Biblioteca Estense Universitaria has recently launched a new digital platform which brings the institution’s rich and varied collections to the fingertips of students, teachers, scholars and whoever takes an interest in them. The platform, called the Estense Digital Library (EDL for short), contains the library’s entire collection of maps and musical documents, as well as the archives of Ludovico Antonio Muratori (1672 – 1750), an eminent Italian scholar who was archivist and librarian at the Estense Court in the first half of the 18th century. In total, about 8,453 documents are now available on EDL, and we plan to add a thousand more in the coming year. Users will be able to leaf through these precious and fragile documents through 750,000 high-resolution images.”