Professor builds interactive coronavirus mapping tools to contextualize the pandemic
Brian Tomaszewski, an associate professor at RIT, is working to create interactive coronavirus maps that provide deeper insight into the spread of COVID-19. He hopes the public can use these mapping tools to help fight the pandemic.
“Now, more than ever, maps are essential for decision making and staying informed about this global threat,” said Tomaszewski, who also lab director of RIT’s Center for Geographic Information Science and Technology.
In recent months, many government agencies and media outlets have been using maps to visualize data and the spread of coronavirus. When Tomaszewski studied these maps, he noticed that most of them only emphasized the number of cases and deaths in a region.