Application of Geo-information Technology in Nepal “During and Post” COVID -19

Authors

  • Reshma Shrestha Kathmandu University
  • Rehana Shrestha
  • Bhuwan Ranjit

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njg.v19i1.50960

Keywords:

COVID-19, Geo-information Technology, Contact Tracing, Public Health, Citizen Science, Geomatics Engineering

Abstract

At present, the world is facing the challenges to combat the pandemic situation due to outbreak of COVID-19. There is a global realization that the effects of COVID-19 will be in long term affecting various sectors of social and economic development. To support this health crisis, along with various non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) the application of geo-information technology have proven to be significant for delaying and containing the COVID-19 pandemic. The application of geo-information technology is one of the interventions adopted basically in the monitoring of the COVID-19 cases. This paper attempt to shade a light on the present scenario in the use of geo-information technology in Nepal and has attempted to throw lights on the need of wider application of such technologies to combat Post COVID-19 crisis. Further, the academic program like geomatics engineering currently running at Kathmandu University can be a contributor of technical human resources and can provide academic research output necessary for strengthening the domain of geo-information technology in the settings of Post Pandemic context.

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Published

2020-07-15

How to Cite

Shrestha, R., Shrestha, R., & Ranjit, B. (2020). Application of Geo-information Technology in Nepal “During and Post” COVID -19. Journal on Geoinformatics, Nepal, 19(1), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.3126/njg.v19i1.50960

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