UC Deploys COVID-19 Surveillance System for CAR

UC Deploys COVID-19 Surveillance System for CAR

On Sunday, April 26, 2020, the University of Cordilleras announced on its website that the University of the Cordilleras – Research and Innovation Office (UC-RIO) has deployed a COVID-19 surveillance system, GIS Cloud and Survey123, which is powered by the Geographic Information System. UC’s COVID-19 surveillance system will enable real-time reporting, geographic visualization, and inter-agency data sharing of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases within the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

The COVID-19 Surveillance System

Web and mobile-based platforms – the GIS Cloud and the and ESRI’s ArcGIS Online – are the ones being used for the region-wide surveillance, reporting, and data collection and analysis of the COVID-19 cases. Based on the UC News published by the University of the Cordilleras, the required data will be sourced from multi-agency and stakeholder data input from reports of local government units (LGUs) and various government agencies.

The data will be used in producing different types of maps which will give a visualization of the cases. The maps can help in providing deeper insight into the situation and will help in the planning of an effective response to it. Choropleth and Point Maps of COVID-19 cases, Critical Maps of Facilities with contact details, and Community Needs Maps and Relief Operations Maps will be the types of maps of which the collected data could be transformed into.

According to the Project leader, Engr. Nathaniel Vincent A. Lubrica of UC-RIO, the aim of the project is to develop a harmonized framework for data collaboration which could help in data-driven decision making. 

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SOURCE University of Cordilleras



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