Interactive Map of Coronavirus Spread in Croatia
- 1University of Zagreb, Faculty of Geodesy, Kačićeva 26, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
- 2University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Horvatovac 102a, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Keywords: dashboard, cartography, visualization, style
Abstract. At the beginning of any crisis, including pandemics, it is very important to provide timely information to expert headquarters at the local and global level so that they can make daily decisions about measures and behavior of the population. Support for this can be a combination of analytical and statistical data together with the locations from which these data were collected. Part of the cartographic visualization deals precisely with the ways of designing and visual presentation based on which it would be clear to the user where the biggest hotspots and the biggest changes are compared to the previous period. The paper describes the origin and proposal of the original dashboard for monitoring the COVID pandemic in Croatia. The dashboard contains and combines thematic data and displays it with the layout and design carefully determined. The goal is for the data to be implemented as soon as it is available to the public. Similar works available on the Internet are also shown. The entire course of making the dashboard for the COVID pandemic and dissemination data is described, as well as data sources, software, problems encountered and solutions.