CGA Virtual Forum: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic with Geospatial Research and Applications


Friday, May 1, 2020, 10:00am to 1:00pm


Online (Time is in EDT)

Agenda (with abstracts, speakers' biographies, and slides for download)

Time (EDT)



10:00 AM

Welcome & Introduction

Jason Ur (Harvard)

10:05 AM

Measuring Changes in Mobility due to Social Distancing Interventions against COVID-19

Caroline Buckee (Harvard)

10:20 AM

Protecting Individual Geoprivacy in COVID-19 Research in the Big Data Era

Mei-Po Kwan (CUHK)

10:35 AM

Geo-social Media Analytics to Track the Spread of COVID-19

Bernd Resch (U. Salzburg)

10:50 AM

Surveillance and Modeling of COVID-19 Epidemics with Human Movement Trajectory Data

Xun Shi (Dartmouth)

11:05 AM

Digital Tracing for Identifying Geospatial Temporal Hotspots of COVID-19 Transmission

Yulin Hswen (Harvard)

11:20 AM



11:30 AM

Using GIS to Understand and Plan for Hospitals Surge and Alternate Care Locations

Este Geraghty (Esri)

11:45 AM

Geospatial Relationships in the COVID-19 Misinformation Infodemic

Rhys O'Neill (Novetta)

12:00 PM

Taking the pulse of COVID-19: A spatiotemporal rapid response

Phil Yang (GMU)

12:15 PM

Overcoming Obstacles to Accessing, Sharing, and Using Confidential COVID-19 Geospatial Data

Doug Richardson (Harvard)

12:30 PM

Panel Discussion

Matt Wilson (UKY) -  Moderator

Note: You may also check out the postponed 2020 CGA Conference: FROM GEOSPATIAL RESEARCH TO HEALTH SOLUTIONS.

Registration Closed
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