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Gis And Remote Sensing: A Review Of Applications To The Study Of The Covid-19 Pandemic

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The spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has engulfed the world with a rapid, unexpected, and far-reaching global crisis. In the study of COVID-19, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) have played an important role in many aspects, especially in the fight against COVID-19. This review summarises 102 scientific papers on applications of GIS and RS on studies of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this study, two themes of GIS and RS-related applications are grouped into the six categories of studies of the COVID-19 including spatio-temporal changes, WebGISbased mapping, the correlation between the COVID-19 and natural, socio-economic factors, and the environmental impacts. The findings of this study provide insight into how to apply new techniques (GIS and RS) to better understand, better manage the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and effectively assess its impacts.


About the Authors

Quoc-lap Kieu
Thainguyen University of Sciences
Viet Nam

Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment

Tan Thinh Ward, Thainguyen, 250000

Tien-thanh Nguyen
Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment
Viet Nam

Faculty of Surveying, Mapping and Geographic Information

No. 41A, Phu Dien Road, North-Tu Liem District, Hanoi,100000

Anh-huy Hoang
Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment
Viet Nam

Faculty of Environment

No. 41A, Phu Dien Road, North-Tu Liem District, Hanoi,100000


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