In response to the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak caused by the new coronavirus, map mapping resources have been introduced in the United States and around the world. Now, however, IBM and Weather Channel have launched a new tool to help people understand the spread of the epidemic through a companion mobile app or Weather.com’s official website. It covers a wide range of professional resources, including data from the World Health Organization, as well as insights from Johns Hopkins University.
The new project combines reliable data sources from a wide range of sources, including globally confirmed COVID-19 case reports, as well as reported data from the state and county levels.
The so-called “event map” also shows color coding in states and counties, statewide trends in outbreaks, and a percentage increase in statistical reports to understand relative cases.
In addition to this part of the consumer-facing Weather.com product, IBM has launched a more in-depth analytics analysis dashboard.
It provides a view of reported global COVID-19 cases, as well as propagation rate data based on known conditions, and statistical information for each county.
The Cognos Analytics tool, which runs on IBM’s Watson supercomputer, is open to not only researchers and government officials, but also to the general public.
In addition, the company will provide RESOURCEs such as fact-checking and practice guides for COVID-19 patients and the public to help people understand the spread of the epidemic while urging them to take appropriate steps to protect themselves and others.
Previously, agencies such as WHO and the CDC have announced the most effective response to the outbreak: social alienation.
Now, IBM’s new outbreak weather tool can also help a wide range of smartphone users.
The Weather Channel App is known to have about 45 million monthly active users, meaning that most of the U.S. population has easy access to this information.