Geolocation for COVID-19 Crisis Management
Social distancing is extremely important for reducing the COVID-19 infection rate. Governments around the world are urgently trying to prevent people from spreading the virus and are imploring their citizens to maintain a safe distance from each other and comply with local regulations.
Given the limited resources, geolocation solutions and methodologies can help authorities manage the crisis by using geolocation data from mobile phones to generate alerts and perform epidemiological investigations on the following scenarios:
- Identifying quarantine violations based on defined quarantine ‘approved’ area
- Investigating routes of infected persons based on historical location data
- Identifying bystanders who may be infected based on locations of infected individuals
- Detecting clusters of people based on concentration of subscriber locations
Geolocation technology and methodologies can support authorities in their quest to manage and contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
For details, see ‘Geolocation for COVID-19 Crisis Management Solution Brief‘