20 October 2020
7.00pm - 8.30pm
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Captain Luke Parker MSc and Lisa Allen, Head of Data and Analytical Services at Ordnance Survey will look at how coronavirus has thrust locational data and geospatial analysis onto the world stage.
166 years after Dr John Snow used maps of contaminated water pumps during the London cholera outbreak of 1854, the heart of disease response continues to be locational data.
The Ordnance Survey (OS) has some of Great Britain’s most valued geospatial data. Throughout the Covid-19 crisis OS has enabled defence, government and wider response to the pandemic with access to some of the most granular and detailed geospatial data, the most useful being the locations of key services e.g. pharmacies, GPs, care homes, supermarkets, hotels and transport hubs.
The National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence (NCGI) is a key recipient of OS’ locational data. Since February, NCGI analysts positioned within Standing Joint Command (SJC), NHS Gold and the newly formed Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) have been analysing locational data to aid decision support. Their products have visualised coronavirus, demographic and key services distributions; produced near real-time dashboards of NHS and testing data; and led to the siting of Nightingale hospitals, Regional Testing Sites and Mobile Testing Units. Now working within JBC, their geospatial analysis forms the foundation of localised lockdowns.
This is a joint event with Ordnance Survey.
This event has been organised by the South regional committee.
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