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Australian authorities are scrambling to contain the spread of Covid-19, a challenge unknown in living memory to most readers. Gary Costa of MapData Services has been doing some scrambling of his own – to develop a unique, robust dataset to inform response to this pandemic.

Gary Costa, Business Development Manager at Map Data Services has said that MapData Services has been working around the clock to develop datasets to inform response to the Covid-19 crisis.

“These truly have been extraordinary circumstances – and really highlighted for many just how critical having access to the right data is when it comes to making effective and informed decisions,” Mr Costa said.

“It’s not uncommon that there is a need for a dataset that doesn’t exist yet. Identifying these data needs and filling these gaps is a key focus for the team at MapData Services.”

Mr Costa said how critical it was for decision-makers in any industry to get their hands on a national Covid-19 dataset.

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