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Google uses map data to analyse whether we're behaving during lockdown

8 April 2020 10:08 AM
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Google Mobility Report

Google Community Mobility Reports provide insights into what has changed in response to policies aimed at combating COVID-19.

About 1 billion people worldwide use global maps, so this data used in the Google Community Mobility Reports provides a significant sample that can be extrapolated to see how people are moving around - or staying at home - during the different lockdown approaches around the world.

It may feel a bit like Big Brother is watching you, but the research is hopefully of use to government's assessing their lockdown policies.

Click here to find the country you want to take a look at.

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8 April 2020 10:08 AM
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