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Salem State University graduate works to control COVID-19 virus on Cape Cod

Geo-information science student Madden Bremer monitors virus using heatmap

Madden Bremer, graduating this summer from Salem State with a master of science in geo-information science, works as a GIS analyst for the Cape Cod Commission. In her role, Bremer helps monitor the outbreak of COVID-19 on Cape Cod.

Bremer worked with Cape Cod Commission GIS Director Anne Reynolds to develop a web map showing the numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Barnstable County. Utilizing data that represents running totals for every ZIP code across Cape Cod, provided by Cape Cod Healthcare and the Visiting Nurses Association, Bremer and Reynolds update the map daily to ensure viewers see the newest information.

The Cape Cod Commission's GIS department is working on additional mapping techniques to provide tools that will geographically present outbreak areas on Cape Cod.

Salem State University has the longest-running GIS Masters program in the United States. Many of our alumni, such as Madden, provide GIS services throughout the Commonwealth.

Read more about the COVID-19 heatmap and view the CCHC Covid-19 Community Alert Heatmap System.

Stephen Young
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