New Web Resource Provides Health, Socioeconomic, Other Geospatial Data

September 14, 2022

Map tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Missouri

A Mizzou Engineering team has developed a web resource that allows users to sort and view health, socioeconomic, accessibility and population data by county.

The Geospatial Analytical Research Knowledgebase (GeoARK) was supported by a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation. Leading the effort is Chi-Ren Shyu, Paul K. and Dianne Shumaker Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and director of the MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics.

While COVID-19 brought urgency for the implementation of this work, the project has wider applications and allowed researchers to demonstrate how they can turn massive amounts of geospatial data — or information based on location — into accessible information within a single user-friendly interface.