Update (May 20, 2020): This post is part of a series providing publicly available maps, data, and insights to answer COVID-19 questions in your community. For more COVID-19 resources, go to PolicyMap Special Edition: COVID-19.
University Instructors Rely on PolicyMap for Analyzing COVID-19
With university instruction having transitioned online, professors are increasingly relying on online tools that are encourage exploration and are accessible to students. Dr. Casey Bohrman, Assistant Professor of Social Work at West Chester University, engaged PolicyMap to teach about COVID-19-related issues through spatial analysis. By guest lecturing for her online class, we helped Dr. Bohrman’s students to make their own maps to understand the risks and effects of the pandemic at the local level.
To aid university faculty and librarians during COVID-19, PolicyMap is providing full access to university libraries through June 30th. Contact us to learn more.
In order to understand the impact that COVID-19 is having on their national network of educators and other organizations that serve children in need, First Book worked with PolicyMap to map their COVID-19 Activation Network. Based on an ongoing survey of First Book members, this map shows educators and organizations that are looking for books and other resources to provide to children so that they can continue their education from home.
We’ve heard from so many PolicyMap users about data they need in the COVID-19 crisis. And we’ve been able to deliver much of it. Have a dataset you need for your work during the pandemic? Contact us, and we’ll let you know if it exists and whether we may be able to add it.
PolicyMap is now a Certified Small Business! We’ve been a small, nimble Benefit Corporation for a few years but we recently earned Small Business status from GSA and the Small Business Administration. We’re excited to provide data and mapping services to agencies across the US that need it for disaster preparedness and beyond.
Special Newsletter: Daily COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Magnify Inequities. As COVID-19 spreads, we learn more about what populations are disproportionately harmed by the virus. With daily COVID-19 cases and deaths now on PolicyMap, find out what areas are hardest hit.