Google is now using GoogleMaps data from users of the app to show, publicly, people’s mobility changes.
“As global communities respond to COVID-19, we’ve heard from public health officials that the same type of aggregated, anonymized insights we use in products such as Google Maps could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat COVID-19.
These Community Mobility Reports aim to provide insights into what has changed in response to policies aimed at combating COVID-19. The reports chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.”
Date: April 6th, 2020
- ” These Community Mobility Reports aim to provide insights into what has changed in response to policies aimed at combating COVID-19 ” How could you use these reports in your community?
- Not this this is an appropriate use of this information, but what sort of company or service could you set up (after the pandemic) to monetize this sort of information?
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