iMap Platform launched to support pandemic policy makers

 | Mon 22 Nov 2021 17:15 ICT

The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency has developed an iMap Platform which will be implemented here in Chiang Mai, as well as in four other provinces as pilot projects. The aim of this platform is to connect Covid-19 data using satellite systems to help combat the pandemic.

The governor of Chiang Mai oversaw the launching of this platform today at the Le Meridien Hotel, Chiang Mai.

The platform will draw upon all accessible data regarding the Covid-19 virus and use this data to help manage the various measures used to combat and reduce the virus’s spread.

The platform is aimed to be an integral tool used by policymakers who can draw upon the most correct and real time data in order to respond to the ever evolving virus.

The data is drawn from the public health offices, general population and societal data from location of factories, markets or crowded communities, to data from hospitals and rural communities. First implemented in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Cholburi, Tak and Phuket, it is hoped that this platform will soon be rolled out across Thailand.

The data will also be connected to the Mor Chana Application and an interactive dashboard will give real time readings to all users.