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A proliferation of web-based maps have appeared depicting many different aspects of the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). In this commentary, we consider the usage of web-based mapping during the COVID-19 pandemic and argue that web maps have been widely misused for delivering public information on this fast moving, epidemiologically complex, and geographically unbounded process.
Mooney, P., Juhász, L. (2020). Mapping COVID-19: How web-based maps contribute to the infodemic. Dialogues in Human Geography. 10 (2). pp. 265-270 [doi: 10.1177/2043820620934926]