In early March, when the severity of the Covid-19 situation was drastically coming to light, the USGS was rapidly developing new decision-making regimes governing the travel of its mission-critical workers. At the US Geological Survey California Water Science Center (CAWSC), the data team in the Biogeochemistry and Contaminants group had been incorporating Tableau into its research project workflows, and saw the opportunity to apply data pipeline and visualization techniques to help manage the situation. With the intended use centered on mobile devices, CAWSC built an app using the Tableau environment to visualize Covid-19 trends, so that USGS decision-makers and workers could have current, time-series information at their desk or in their pocket to help make more informed choices.
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