The COVID-19 pandemic is costing hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide and infecting millions. By improving governments' and public health actors' information on populations, facilities and resources, geospatial data helps to comprehend and contain the spread of COVID-19, and efficiently deal with its consequences. GRID3 is working with governments to ensure that timely geospatial data is at their disposal and the necessary knowledge to use that data is readily available. Find news, resources and data around GRID3's COVID-19 related work here.


November 9, 2020
Tackling COVID-19 in Nigeria: using population data to model virus spread post-lockdown

The Government of Nigeria collaborated with researchers from the United Kingdom’s University College London (UCL) to study, using GRID3 Nigeria’s gridded population estimates, the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus causing the COVID-19 disease — across Nigeria.

September 22, 2020
Data is high priority for fighting COVID-19 in Namibia

Under the leadership of the Government of Namibia, GRID3 has launched another COVID-19 data hub in sub-Saharan Africa, expanding the access to much needed reliable and timely geospatial data to fight and prevent the global pandemic on the continent.

July 22, 2020
Sierra Leone is fighting smart against COVID-19

Sierra Leone’s government is reacting fast and in innovative ways to ensure the safety of its citizens. Together with Esri, Fraym, GPSDD, Maxar and UNECA, the government produced crucial geospatial datasets, analyses, and tools to support the COVID-19 response in Sierra Leone.



How to tackle COVID-19 with geospatial analysis?

Discover below some of our #DataAgainstCOVID19 examples, highlighting how GRID3 data can be applied to support decision makers with their response to the pandemic:


Our solutions

Discover how the GRID3 data solutions can be utilised to help determine the implementation of the most efficient COVID-19 containment and prevention strategies.

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