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Towards A Strategic Approach Of Covid-19 Cluster Web Mapping In Malaysia

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2021-088

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Abstract

The world was shocked by an unprecedented outbreak caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In Malaysia, it started with the largest number of COVID-19 cases with the first wave of infection on 25 January 2020. The objectives of this paper are to obtain the perspective of the respondents about the need for web-mapping in the form of mapping the geospatial data in Malaysia and to visualize the current online datasets of COVID-19 disease case clusters. The study area would cover the entire Malaysia since a rapidly increasing number of citizens were affected by this virus. To be specific, this study focused on the active clusters of COVID-19 in Malaysia. The data were freely shared in real-time by referring to the Ministry of Health (MOH) channel. The hotspots map were explored using the Map Editor by Cloud GIS. The approach has been illustrated using a dataset of whole Malaysia which are locally transmitted confirmed cases in four phases of COVID-19 wave in Malaysia. This study is significant to raise public awareness of the virus, especially among Malaysian citizens. It can provide an accurate estimation of the cluster tracking of the COVID-19 system by using geospatial technology. Therefore, people are more concerned and followed all the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) provided by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

About the Authors

Noorfatekah Talib
Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perlis, Kampus Arau
Malaysia

Centre of Studies for Surveying Science and Geomatics, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying

02600, Arau, Perlis



Nur Nabila Mohd Fuad
Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perlis, Kampus Arau
Malaysia

Centre of Studies for Surveying Science and Geomatics, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying

02600, Arau, Perlis



Nurhafiza Md Saad
Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perlis, Kampus Arau
Malaysia

Centre of Studies for Surveying Science and Geomatics, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying

02600, Arau, Perlis



Nurul Ain Mohd Zaki
Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perlis, Kampus Arau
Malaysia

Centre of Studies for Surveying Science and Geomatics, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying

02600, Arau, Perlis



Nurhanisah Hashim
Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam
Malaysia

Centre of Studies for Surveying Science and Geomatics, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying

Selangor



Mohd Amsyar Abdullah
Affinivo Consultant Plt
Malaysia

43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor



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Talib N., Fuad N., Saad N., Zaki N., Hashim N., Abdullah M. Towards A Strategic Approach Of Covid-19 Cluster Web Mapping In Malaysia. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2021;14(4):148-154. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2021-088

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