Maps of human mobility change during the COVID-19 outbreak

change in human mobility between the 29 March and 5 April – Residential

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Updated 24/04/2020: v5 now includes Google reports up to the 17th of April 2020. Please use the latest version which includes all 6 mobility categories. We now also use the data from the CSV provided by Google and calculate all the data from the last three days from each date. This may be slightly different to how Google calculated them beforein the PDFs so please update the earlier maps to the latest version..

Google has published a series of PDF files and now a CSV file presenting reports on national and subnational human mobility levels relative to a baseline data of late January 2020. The details and the PDF files can be found at

The first set of data were released on April 2 2020 and have been revised weekly since then.

The authors have extracted the majority of these data into a series of excel spreadsheets and maps, currently accessible on figshare. The spreadsheet provides the data for % change in numbers of records each week at various types of location categories illustrated by: retail and recreation, grocery and pharmacy, parks and beaches, transit stations, workplaces and residential. Further details are in the notes worksheet. The maps (for EU & Global) display these data. We provide 600 dpi jpegs of the Global (“WD”) and European (“EU”) mapped values at the latest date available, for each of the mobility categories: retail and recreation (“retrec”) , grocery and pharmacy (“grocphar”) , parks (“parks”) , transit stations (“transit”), residential (“resid”) and workplaces (“work”). We also provide maps of the changes from the previous week (“ch”).

All data extracting and subsequent processing have been carried out by ERGO (Environmental Research Group Oxford) on behalf of the MOOD H2020 project. Data will be periodically updated. Additional maps can be obtained on request to the authors.


Table of itemised data downloads:
Extent SHP EXCEL 05/04/20 JPGs 11/04/20 JPGs 17/04/20 JPGs
Shapefile used to create mobility change maps (zip)
Spreadsheet of data extracted from Google mobility reports by country and region (xlsx)
Maps of changes in mobility to 050420 for EU (zip)
110420 for EU (zip)
170420 for EU (zip)
Maps of changes in mobility to 050420 for World (zip)
110420 for WD (zip)
170420 for WD (zip)