Fox59: FSSA offers new tool to help Hoosiers in need of food assistance. “The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration partnered with the state’s food banks, the Indy Hunger Network and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry to create a map that helps Hoosiers in need of food assistance. It is searchable by address.”
CSUN Today: CSUN Prof Creates Maps to Track COVID-19’s Progress Neighborhood By Neighborhood in L.A. County and County by County Across the U.S.. “Hoping to get a better grasp on how COVID-19 is impacting people at the local level, California State University, Northridge geography professor Steven Graves has created interactive maps that track the virus’ progress county by county on the national level, and neighborhood by neighborhood in Los Angeles County.”
Forbes: Coronavirus Social Distancing Shown On Interactive Maps From Unacast. “Unacast, a New York City startup that normally provides location data sourced from consumers’ smartphones to real estate and retail interests, is using that data to provide near-real-time information on how well states and counties are succeeding at social distancing while they fight the COVID-19 coronavirus. The data is presented as a series of interactive maps that allow anyone to drill down to the individual city or county and see how well their efforts to get people to stay at home are working.”
EHS Today: COVID Community Vulnerability Map Helps Allocate Resources. “The interactive map identifies populations down to the census block level that are at risk for severe outcomes upon contracting a virus like COVID. Severe outcomes include hospitalization, organ failure and mortality. Additionally, the map surfaces the socioeconomic and environmental factors, such as lack of access to transportation or nutritious food, that put patients at greater risk. The map is also overlaid with points of interest, such as hospitals, food sources and transportation, in relation to the at-risk communities.”
EurekAlert: Study uses AI to estimate unexploded bombs from Vietnam War. “Researchers have used artificial intelligence to detect Vietnam War-era bomb craters in Cambodia from satellite images – with the hope that it can help find unexploded bombs. The new method increased true bomb crater detection by more than 160 percent over standard methods.”
British Library: British Library makes rarely seen historical globes available for up-close, augmented reality viewing. “This month marks the launch of an ambitious British Library project to make 30 historical globes available to all via interactive, digital experiences. Working alongside the digitisation company Cyreal over the course of two years, imaging specialists at the Library have developed bespoke equipment to photograph and digitise the globes, which form one of the most beautiful but fragile subsets in the British Library’s vast maps collection.” The first seven globes have been released for viewing, with the rest being released throughout the year.
Parade: 50+ Places Where Families Can Get Free Meals for Kids During COVID-19—By State . “Right now, there are millions of school children who are at home with the new reality of keeping up with their studies remotely and navigating educational goals and expectations. Making sure kids are well-fed should be at the top of all our lists. Working together to keep kids fed is just as important as ever as we get through this Coronavirus pandemic. That’s why so many restaurants, both local and fast-food or fast-casual chains, have stepped up to provide free meal resources for kids in need.” There are also national resources here. The list is being updated.