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Esri Book Reflects on Lessons from COVID-19 and How GIS Technology Has Helped

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redlands, california–(business wire)– Now that the world has taken a step back to consider its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time to think about how to raise the bar on how to prepare for potential future public health emergencies. Revisiting health preparedness strategies and plans means reviewing what the health community has done and how those workflows can be replicated if needed. As a guide for these efforts, Esri, his global leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Learning from COVID-19: GIS for the Pandemic. A new book contains a powerful account of how spatial thinking has become invaluable during the COVID-19 pandemic, both locally and in large-scale outbreaks.

question of Where It was in the corner of everyone’s head. And GIS has provided the answer, perhaps in surveillance applications that transform vast amounts of data into real-time location intelligence, providing valuable insights to government agencies and civic leaders. During the pandemic, he used Esri technology to build his COVID-19 dashboard for the renowned Johns Hopkins University, allowing public health agencies and governments around the world to track the spread of the virus.

One of the latest books in the Applying GIS series, Learn from COVID-19 is co-edited by Dr. Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer, Esri, and Matt Artz, Principal Content Strategist, Esri Press. The book focuses on best practices, key his GIS capabilities, and lessons learned during the COVID-19 response to help communities prepare for the next crisis.

Learn from COVID-19 Available in print (ISBN: 9781589487116, 204 pages, $19.99 USD) and e-book (ISBN: 9781589487123, $19.99 USD). Both editions are available from most online retailers worldwide. Print copies can also be purchased from Esri by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the US, visit to see complete ordering options, or visit to find your nearest Esri distributor. Interested retailers should contact Ingram Publisher Services, Esri Press’ book distributor.

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Esri is the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping that helps customers unlock the full potential of their data to improve operational and business results. Founded in Redlands, California, USA in 1969, Esri software is deployed in over 350,000 organizations worldwide and over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Esri has partners and local distributors in more than 100 countries on six continents, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. With our pioneering efforts in geospatial information technology, Esri designs the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit

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