Microsoft uses Bing Maps capabilities to track Covid-19 case numbers

Bing Maps uses green circles to represent the distribution of vaccinations in a particular area

Microsoft Bing has leveraged the full capabilities of the Bing Maps Platform to create the Bing Maps Covid-19 Tracker, a website for location mapping and visualization of critical information that details global Covid-19 cases and vaccine distribution and delivery plans.

The Covid-19 tracker collects data from trusted health sources, such as the World Health Organization and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and presents both the distribution of cases of the virus and the vaccination plans of several countries together.

Location intelligence features such as Location Recognition API and Spatial Data Service Geodata API have also been used to include region-based features in the tracker so users can find their centers nearest vaccination.

The tracker shows the different types of vaccines available in different countries, different types of vaccines available and assigns them to the countries in which they are available, including ongoing trials and regulatory approvals.

Bing Maps also uses AnimatedTileLayer events to visualize data on vaccinations and current cases for each region. Red circles are used to represent regional virality while green circles at different levels of completion represent the distribution of vaccination in a particular area.

Automated data visualization is also presented in up-to-date charts for any region selected by the user.

Learn more about how Bing Maps is used to track viruses and vaccination programs.

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