As you know for sure, the concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to escalate and this has implications for many of our customers around the world. We have heard from various production and R&D companies that they are looking for information, data and applications to help them follow the situation. It has always been part of Esri’s mission to help our customers wherever possible, especially in these challenging situations. The Disaster Response Team of Esri has created a new site https://go.esri.com/Coronavirus. This site is designed to help with real-time monitoring and to catalog GIS data so that you as a company can better understand the amount of information and prepare you better.
Stay Safe – Solutions and tools for employees – sites – offices
Many companies start up again. In the previous weeks we looked at creating a number of tools that can help you with applying social distancing rules in the workplace, planning workplaces, tracing in the event of Covid19 cases, optimal layout, …
We made a document in Dutch and French to help you. CLICK HERE to read the documents.
Lessons learned – Present and Post-covid-19
Our economy is clearly impacted at all possible levels by the current situation following Covid19.
The current situation makes us all think deeper. It encourages us to think about our existing business and how to tune it, which is essential to our business, and helps us gain insights and better assess potential risks and take the necessary actions. It also makes us think “out-of-the-box” and to take new paths. No matter how bad the current situation is, it will strengthen us. Such crises prompt us to reinvent ourselves.
What is happening worldwide today is bad. How a simple virus can impact societies, governments, economies and population globally. It makes us think about what is still possible. The “science fiction” stories we used to dismiss as possibly unrealistic are now beginning to become reality. Let us not only think and reflect on this, but also work out a strategy / plan to deal with future situations. After all, it probably won’t just stay with Covid-19 in 2020. In this way, we are very much aware of the impact of such disasters on ourselves, our companies and our societies.
In this document we would like to indicate a number of initial elements that can be included in a possible strategy, think tank or consideration. CLICK HERE to read.
“Help elkander”-app for volunteers
Communication is important and esri BeLux provides applications that can help coordinate activities to assist each other. Many of us wish to offer help and services to individuals, couples and families who are in need but find it difficult to leave their home or have been quarantined.
More and more people are asking whether someone can assist and help them.
These applications allow you to report that you want to offer your services as a volunteer and can therefore make this known to those who need help. Conversely, those who want help can also report this via these applications.
You can find these applications by clicking HERE.
COVID-19 in Belgium Hub
Esri BeLux has also taken on the responsibility to assist ongoing crisis management with what we do best: geographic analysis at http://corona.esribelux.com.
The platform aims to better inform the public about the current Corona outbreak in Belgium. It will be used as a focal point for the publication of geographical data and will be regularly updated.
More info? Need help? Mail to Covid19@esribelux.com