CUT Laboratory of Geodesy strictly follows all the protocols as defined by the Government and the University. Also, having a strong sense of responsibility as a Laboratory, in order to mitigate the risk of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, the staff takes all the necessary safety measures, including weekly rapid tests and procedures for personal hygiene. Concerning the modules, all courses and workshops are conducted remotely through webinars.
The Geoinformatics Cluster of the ERATOSTHENES Center of Excellence (ECoE) has developed web-GIS Platforms from Esri ArcGIS Online Service, both for the COVID-19 infections globally and for of the spread of the pandemic in Cyprus. In particular, ECoE has published one dashboard for global infections, a global map that demonstrates COVID-19 tracing history and one dashboard for the pandemic infections in Cyprus. Because of the need for in-depth visualizations and interaction between elements, dashboards are not user-friendly when is displayed on a mobile (smartphone) screen. Hence, ECoE has also developed a mobile version of the COVID-19 Cyprus cases Dashboard, which is compatible to the smartphone screen and according to the Esri ArcGIS guidelines for mobile dashboards.
The main objective of the ERATOSTHENES COVID-19 WebGIS Platform is to illustrate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, disseminate useful statistical figures to the Governing Departments and Authorities and inform the public.
This WebGIS platform has been developed by Mr. Dimitris Kakoullis and Mr. George Ioannou researchers of the Geoinformatics Cluster under the supervision of Dr. Chris Danezis, Assistant Professor, Head of Geoinformatics of the ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence (ECoE), Liaison Officer for the Governmental Departments, Organisations and Industry of the ‘EXCELSIOR’ H2020 Teaming Project and Head of the Geodesy Lab of the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics/Faculty of Engineering and Technology of the Cyprus University of Technology.