Maps of human mobility change during the COVID-19 outbreak



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MOOD Maps of human mobility change during the COVID-19 outbreak


Itemised list of data downloads:
Downloads EU Global
SHP Shapefile used to create mobility change maps (zip)
EXCEL 1 Spreadsheet of data extracted from Google mobility reports for mapping by country and region (xlsx)
EXCEL 2 Spreadsheet of 3 day means extracted from Google mobility reports by country and region (xlsx)
05/04/20 JPGs Maps of changes in mobility to 050420 for EU (zip) Maps of changes in mobility to 050420 for World (zip)
11/04/20 JPGs 110420 for EU (zip) 110420 for WD (zip)
17/04/20 JPGs 170420 for EU (zip) 170420 for WD (zip)
26/04/20 JPGs 260420 for EU (zip) 260420 for WD (zip)
30/04/20 JPGs 300420 for EU (zip) 300420 for WD (zip)
02/05/20 JPGs 020520 for EU (zip) 020520 for WD (zip)
07/05/20 JPGs 070520 for EU (zip) 070520 for WD (zip)
09/05/20 JPGs 090520 for EU (zip) 090520 for WD (zip)
13/05/20 JPGs 130520 for EU (zip) 130520 for WD (zip)
21/05/20 JPGs 160520 for EU (zip) 160520 for WD (zip)
21/05/20 JPGs 210520 for EU (zip) 160520 for WD (zip)
25/05/20 JPGs 250520 for EU (zip) 250520 for WD (zip)
29/05/20 JPGs 290520 for EU (zip) 290520 for WD (zip)
05/06/20 JPGs 050620 for EU (zip) 050620 for WD (zip)
12/06/20 JPGs 120620 for EU (zip) 120620 for WD (zip)
14/06/20 JPGs 140620 for EU (zip) 140620 for WD (zip)
19/06/20 JPGs 190620 for EU (zip) 190620 for WD (zip)
21/06/20 JPGs 210620 for EU (zip) 210620 for WD (zip)
26/06/20 JPGs 260620 for EU (zip) 260620 for WD (zip)
28/06/20 JPGs 280620 for EU (zip) 280620 for WD (zip)
03/07/20 JPGs 030720 for EU (zip) 030720 for WD (zip)
05/07/20 JPGs 050720 for EU (zip) 050720 for WD (zip)

Updated 09/07/2020: v25 now includes Google reports up to the 5th of July 2020.  Please use the latest version which includes all 6 mobility categories.  We now use the data from the CSV provided by Google and calculate the data using a mean of the last three days from each date.  This differs slightly from Googles PDF reports that present data only from the single previous day.  This week we have released the latest data and maps for the weekof the 05/07 as well as a spreadsheet of 3 day moving means for all days from February the 17th.  The days are referenced by their Gregorian calendar, so February the 17th for instance is day 48.

Please note Google added additional regional data for a number of countries to the reports between the 16th and the 21st of may.  We have revised the shapefile and maps to reflect this in our latest release though data is not available for previous weeks for these new regions.  In this release the change since baseline maps now show the additional regions reported.  The weekly change maps will reflect this increase in resolution only from the next release where both weeks are available at this improved resolution.  Also note that v11 was not a valid publicised release.

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.







Geographical Information Manager at the Environmental Research Group Oxford

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