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    China Data Webinar

    An Introduction to the Data Resources on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

    Shuming Bao, Director of the China Data Institute

    Join us for a webinar on Feb 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM EDT (New York Time)

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    Identified as Coronavirus (Covid-19), this new virus has recently spread from Wuhan to other regions of China as well as about 24 countries. The virus presented unprecedented challenges, but also provided a rare opportunity for studying it that, if seized, will help us understand future risks.  Researchers from the Center for Geographical Analysis at Harvard University, the Geo-computation Center for Social Sciences at Wuhan University, RMDS Lab, and the Chinese Data Institute are working together to build a web based platform for sharing research data on Covid-19.  This talk will introduce the available resources for Covid-19 studies, which include the daily statistics on the virus cases, inter-region migration data, local health facilities, social media data as well as demographic and business data from the population and economic censuses integrated with the administrative maps. It will discuss how to get access to these data using web technology and GIS tools. It will also introduce the on-going initiative of China Data Lab, a cloud based platform that offers an integrated environment for data and tools for workflow-based virus data analysis. A questions and answers session will follow the online demonstration.

    This webinar is jointly organized by RMDS Lab (http://grmds.org) and the China Data Institute (http://chinadatacenter.net).


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