Geospatial and Spatio-Temporal Models

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One of the main functions of the FASSSTER platform is to provide Spatio-Temporal approach in understanding disease spread. In fact; the name of the platform when spelled out explicitly indicates Spatio-Temporal analysis. Specifically; the original version of FASSSTER made use of Spatio-Temporal Epidemiological Modeler (STEM) to visualize the spread of dengue; measles; and typhoid that is derived from the SEIR projections. Given the limitations in using STEM for spatial and spatio-temporal analysis for COVID-19 cases in the Philippines; more appropriate models were developed to accommodate the need for better visualization as well as a better prediction on the spread of the disease.