A student from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics of Voronezh State University Nikolay Bazarov, together with the CFA Stephenson team (France, Paris) developed an international interactive online map showing the distribution of COVID-19.
The map makes it possible to monitor the dynamics of the global spread of the virus and demonstrates its daily spread, starting from 20 January 2020. According to Nikolai Bazarov, the unique feature of the map is that a number of countries can be monitored regionally, tracking the dynamics of the spread of coronavirus within their territorial entities.
– What data is the update based on?
We have several sources for updates that ensure the objectivity of such information, one of which is https://стопкронавирус.рф/. The map updates every 5 minutes.
– What audience may benefit from this project? Who is it aimed at?
– First of all, this map was designed for ordinary people, to show how dangerous the virus can be. People should take all necessary precautions. Recently we added a new function for better visualisation of the COVID-19 danger to global population, it is a switch to show a "maps of deaths" instead of “cases of infection”, revealing the growth of deaths around the world. We believe this information should be shared. Now the website also has a test which also provides tips, and people can learn more about the new coronavirus and protection means through it.
– How are you going to develop the project?
– When the epidemic is over, I plan to close the website. I hope this will happen soon, and nobody will need this map any more.