A New Mapper from Stanford and Google
Big Local News as well as the Pith Interactive projects of Stanford University, along with the Google News Initiative, both are going to begin a new tool from today. This tool will allow local journalists to implant customized and updated maps of COVID-19 cases across the entire United States. This great initiative from Stanford and Google will be quite helpful for the local journalists of the US.
COVID-19 Mapper for Journalists
The COVID-19 case mapper seems so basic and actually, the Google Data Editor, Simon Rogers, has acknowledged that he had hoped something like that to prevail.
However, the local journalists are trying best to provide information to their readers about the latest cases of COVID-19 in the world. Simon Rogers said that the journalists might not have the tools to establish various sources of information and create maps of their own.
He also said that the local news crisis that is already occurring around them had entirely been aggravated by the novel coronavirus. He added that most of the prevailing cases of COVID-19 maps didn’t provide an easier way for the journalists to implant them. Besides, when that arrived to create information widely, the path was to make something that one could implant and utilize anywhere.
With the help of this new case mapper built by Stanford and Google, journalists across the US can now easily identify the region, which they want to show in the map. After that, they can simply copy the implanted code, which will let them include the map in their news or on their websites.
The map uses information from The New York Times COVID-19 county data, and the colour is based on the number of infected people per 100,000 people. Thus, you can see how serious the condition is in comparison to the total population.