The importance of real-time location intelligence to effectively manage COVID-19 and other humanitarian crises


If you can’t map it, you can’t manage it


The rapid spread of COVID-19 challenges government organizations on national, regional, and local levels.  Geospatial technology can help these organizations manage their response to the COVID-19 crisis and other humanitarian disasters and better inform and engage with citizens. The deployment of location-based data can be relevant for all phases of disaster management, including prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and relief.

Watch the webinar to learn how Hexagon’s Geospatial division is assisting government authorities by providing location intelligence and situational awareness tools that help them visualize, analyze, and communicate COVID-19 issues, including in real time. These include:

  • Dashboards and common operating pictures featuring 2D and 3D static and dynamic data, including moving tracks
  • Machine learning to improve detection and monitoring
  • Apps and portals for better data collection and information sharing


The webinar also features examples of how forward-thinking governments are using location intelligence to better manage COVID-19, including crowdsourcing citizen data on supply shortages, social distancing violations, and partnering with retailers to provide citizens with maps on the availability of essential items.



Presenter: Simone Colla

Simone Colla is a Business Development Manager with Hexagon’s Geospatial division based in Milan, Italy. He has been with Hexagon for 13 years, specializing in defense and intelligence and using his presales, product management, and business development skills to serve the EMEA region. His work includes military and government map production, GIS, photogrammetry, and remote sensing. He is a member of the AFCEA scientific technical committee.





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