Australia COVID-19 tracker Map

Following up on the examples created before, in this examples we have created for other countries, here’s an example for Australia with real time information about confirmed COVID-19 cases, the new coronavirus outbreak.

You can download the import file.

The data is being fetched from Johns Hopkins University open repository of data for COVID-19. Make sure to credit them in your projects.

To create such a map, you need some custom code to fetch the external content. I have created a gist with the code used for the map above.

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in late 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in a coronavirus pandemic, which as the time of this writing, is still ongoing.

If you plan to create a map like the one above and have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or contact me.

Creating COVID-19 Heat Map for Specific Countries

If you’re using the plugin to create maps for individual countries with data about the new coronavirus (COVID-19), here are some tips on how to do it.

Portugal confirmed cases by municipalities

March 26 2020

Updated on March 26th, 14:00
Municipalities with less than 3 cases are not included

March 25 2020

Updated on March 25th, 21:00
Data only represents ~50% of total confirmed cases.


Getting the data

The data available might not be formatted the way you want. If you’re displaying a small country with a small number of regions, you can add the data manually to each region. In the example above for Portugal, the data is released in a table in PDF format, so it’s not available to be used directly by the plugin. I first needed to convert that data into JSON and then use it as a custom data source for the map. Consider the id property of your JSON entries, should match either the real region ID or the name. The plugin won’t be able to recognize entries that don’t match either.

I wrote a couple of other articles on how to use external data sources to feed the map automatically, but this will require javascript knowledge.

Creating the Map

Once you know where you’ll get the data from and have selected the map, you can create it. Here are some links that will help:

If you have any question feel free to leave a comment below or contact me.

US Map for COVID-19 in WordPress

If you’re using this plugin to build a map to report on the number of cases of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), following up on the latest article showing how you could create a map of the world using real-time data from external sources, in this example I’ll provide some custom code to build a US specific heat map.

We use data made available by NovelCovid API.


Most of the technical details are described in the previous post. We’ll jump straight to the important details. If you’re using the plugin, you can download the export file for the map above.

This map is just an example, you can do this to any country or even county maps if you have the data available. You can also add the data manually instead of reading from the external source.

If you have any question about this, leave a comment below or contact me.

Island of Ireland map divided by counties

Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. But there are plenty of cases where it makes sense to represent the island without those geopolical borders and display the historical counties.

We used a custom JSON source to build this map of Ireland (source) divided by historical counties and added some markers to populate the map.