IBM launches Weather Channel map to track coronavirus

In an effort to keep folks abreast of the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, which has sickened more than 400,000 people, IBM today announced the launch of an incident map on The Weather Channel. It will join the news and information feeds already available on Weather.com and The Weather Channel mobile app, which IBM says has more than 300 million active monthly users.

The incident map of COVID-19 data, which will leverage data from state and local governments as well as the World Health Organization, will join a dashboard built on IBM’s Cognos Analytics suite that is designed to aid researchers, data scientists, and media in the analysis and filtering of regional information down to the county level.

Earlier this month, Microsoft launched a similar map that lets users track the number of COVID-19 cases in countries around the world and in every U.S. state, drawing from databases maintained by the World Health Organization, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Google is also developing informational tools to provide localized information about the ongoing outbreak.

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Source: Venture Beat