Location intelligence is crucial to managing risk. WatchKeeper International is using real time data feeds from a variety of different sources to monitor and mitigate risk and location is the thing that gives context to the data. In this interview, I talk with the founder of a company who has built a platform that ingests geospatial risk data feeds in real-time, applies rules-based decision-making to automate alerts on adverse events in close proximity to assets or employees and allows users to rewind and replay past events.
For most people, when they think aboutthe relationship between GIS and COVID-19, the obvious solution is tracking data. At the highest level, if there is any spatial relationship between where we are in our societies, where we go, who we interact with, and spread the disease, our measurements, thenour policy tools must also have a geospatial component to capture that effect.It's not a question of whether spatial data and spatial analysis matter for COVID-19. The problem is understanding what tools exactly can be used for specific insights and decisions.