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COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information, and Community Resilience
Global Applications and Lessons

ISBN 9780367775315
Published June 28, 2021 by CRC Press
558 Pages 148 Color Illustrations

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"The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license."

Geospatial information plays an important role in managing location dependent pandemic situations across different communities and domains. Geospatial information and technologies are particularly critical to strengthening urban and rural resilience, where economic, agricultural, and various social sectors all intersect. Examining the United Nations' SDGs from a geospatial lens will ensure that the challenges are addressed for all populations in different locations. This book, with worldwide contributions focused on COVID-19 pandemic, provides interdisciplinary analysis and multi-sectoral expertise on the use of geospatial information and location intelligence to support community resilience and authorities to manage pandemics.

Table of Contents

Part I: Setting the Scene. The Role and Value of Geospatial Information and Technology in a Pandemic. Part II: Technical and Techno-Social Solutions. Land Administration and Authoritative Geospatial Information: Lessons from Disasters to Support Building Resilience to Pandemics. Open Geospatial Data for Responding to the COVID-19 Challenge. Remote Sensing and Computational Epidemiology. The Potential of Drone Technology in Pandemics. The Role of Neighborhood Social and Built Environments on Social Interactions and Community Wellbeing Through the COVID-19 Pandemic. Social Vulnerability to COVID-19: Preliminary Indicators and Research Agenda. Informal Road Detection and Uncertainty in Remote Sensing. Management and Analysis of Maritime Geospatial Data During COVID-19: Case Studies, Opportunities and Challenges. City Design and the Transmission of COVID-19. Sensing Community Resilience Using Social Media. Role of the Professional Body in a Pandemic. OpenStreetMap Data Use Cases During the Early Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Utilization of Geospatial Network Analysis Technique for Optimal Route Planning During COVID-19 Pandemic. Formalizing Informal Settlements to Empower Residents Against COVID-19 and Other Disasters. Spatially Enabled COVID-19: A Review of Applications and Systems. COVID-19 Spatiotemporal Hotspots and Prediction Based on Wavelet and Neural Network. Part III: Regional, Country and Local Applications. London in Lockdown: Mobility in the Pandemic City. Americas' Geospatial Response to COVID-19. Temporal Information Management to Control the COVID-19 Epidemic: Country Perspectives in Europe. Practicing Online Higher Education Facilitated by ICT In China: In The Context Of COVID-19 Pandemic. Time-Series Analysis of COVID-19 in Iran: A Remote Sensing Perspective. "Creating a Set of High-Resolution Vulnerability Indicators to Support the Disaster Management Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Africa". Rapid Development of Location-based Apps: Saving Lives during a Pandemic - the South Korean Experience. Spatial Analysis of Urban Parks and COVID-19: City of Whittlesea, Victoria, Australia. The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Pacific Island Countries and Territories. Promoting Resilience While Mitigating Disease Transmission: An Australian COVID-19 Study. Impacts of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions on housing and public space use and adaptation: Urban proximity, public health, and vulnerability in three Latin American cities. Use of Geospatial Information and Technologies in Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada: Examples and Critical Discussion. Geospatial Intelligence in Dealing with COVID-19 Challenges in Czechia. COVID-19 in France: A Multiphase and Multidimensional Approach to a Complex Societal Imbalance. Part IV: Stakeholder Perspectives. Digital Earth: A World Infrastructure for Sustaining Resilience in Complex Pandemic Scenarios. COVID-19: The Open Data Pandemic. The Challenge of Mapping COVID-19 Data. Better Engagement to Build Smarter, Resilient Communities. How the Coronavirus Could Change Urban Planning. Toward Agile Strategies for Enhancing Community Resilience Following the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Interview Study. COVID-19 Pandemic in Finland: Converting a Forced Digitalisation into an Opportunity. What's the Future of Greek Cities in the Post-COVID-19 Period? New Perspectives on Urban Resilience and Sustainable Mobility. COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges and Impacts on the SDGs 2030: Indian Perspective. The Value of a Policy-Responsive Research Funding Model: The Geohealth Laboratory Collaboration in New Zealand. Pandemic and the City: A Melbourne Perspective for Community Resilience. Spatial Modelling Concepts for Controlling COVID-19 Risk in Saudi Arabia. COVID-19 in Spain and the Use of Geospatial Information. Lessons Learned from COVIDSafe: Understanding Conditions for Successful Implementation of Track and Trace Technologies. Sustainable Transport as a Key Pillar to Community Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Part V: The Future Direction. Preparing for the next pandemic: Geospatial information for enhanced community resilience.

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Professor Abbas Rajabifard is an internationally recognised scholar and geospatial engineer. He is an active leader in land administration modernisation and geospatial enablement and disaster resilience, and his passion is in the field of research and innovation to serve global community. He is Director of Smart and Sustainable Development and Academic Lead Infrastructure platform in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at The University of Melbourne. He is a member of International Advisory Board and former Chair UN-GGIM Academic Network. He is also Director of the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures & Land Administration (CSDILA). From 2013 to 2020 he was the Director of Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety at the University of Melbourne. Prof. Rajabifard has active research in the areas of digital twin, sustainability and resilience, location intelligence, SDI, land administration modernisation, urban analytics, spatial enabled government and societies, disaster management, 3D visualisation and urban analytics, and SDGs.