The Geography of COVID-19 (Part 4): The Great Pause

We are still tallying the serious toll of the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to ebb and flow around the world.  During this nearly 100 days of global lockdown in various forms there has also been a curious revelation of common experience.  This is in juxtaposition to the uncertainty of the vagaries of the virus, the … Continued

The Geography of COVID-19 (Part 3): Maps and Society

Maps have the capacity to tell powerful stories about people and places. When informed by human geography data – data about who lives where and characteristics about gender, ethnicity, age, employment, mortality, and education rate—they can provide insights into the social, economic, and political context of novel phenomena, including COVID-19. What has emerged about the … Continued

The Geography of COVID-19 (Part 2): Maps and Science

Science examines the unknown through a process grounded in unbiased observation, systematic experimentation, and reproducible, peer-evaluated results. Geography can be characterized as the science of where and explores questions related to place, location, networks, and diffusion. Many questions related to the current pandemic are geographic in nature and dynamic maps can help other sciences better … Continued

Embrace the Space

The Geospatial Centroid at CSU is launching a new blog – Embrace the Space. The intention is to provide a geographic interpretation of current events and timely issues. We begin by writing a series of posts addressing the geographic and multi-faceted aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the use of maps and location-based data, the role of spatial science, and the impact place has on society. This first post focuses on COVID-19 maps and data and provides some initial thoughts on how the spatial … Continued