This page collects answers to the most frequent questions about the use of the Mobility Data Dashboard

Mobility Data Module Functionality

What do the different colors in tables and link mean?

  • Orange is country level
  • Light green is regional level
  • Light blue is sub-regional level
  • Red is indicator of significant change

Some functionality is missing on my tablet/mobile...
The Dashboard requires significant screen real-estate and is best used with a desktop computer.

Some graphics don't display properly
The Dashboard is best experienced with the latest versions of Firefox of Chrome browsers. Microsoft browsers, especially older versions don't fully conform to graphics standards.

Mobility Datasets

Why are some datasets missing?
Datasets for a region or subregion might be missing if 1) missing from the original (raw) data or if data quality is poor.

Can you include dataset X?
We'd be happy to prioritize a particular dataset for inclusion. Just let us know!

What is the difference between Target, Tracked and Live data sets?

  • Target datasets are the in-principle available Open Data datasets available from the integrated repositories (currently the Google dataset - we are expanding to further depositories in the future).
  • Tracked datasets is the subset of the target datasets that are currently processed by the Mobility Data Dashboard (passing the data cleaning pipeline). This may exclude discontinued series, missing data, short time series and other data quality criteria). We aim to eventually incorporate all datasets that are can be usefully included.
  • Live datasets is the subset of the tracked datasets that meet the criteria for significant change in recent measurements.

I notice that some significant changes have a regular weekly pattern. What is the explanation?
Mobility patterns have a very strong weekly pattern (work / weekend). The documentation provided by Google states that "The baseline is the median value, for the corresponding day of the week, during the 5-week period Jan 3–Feb 6, 2020". The periodic patterns we see are likely residual periodicity (TBC).

What does "Last Update" mean?
It is the last time raw data have been fetched from sources. We aim to update the mobility dashboard whenever there is some material change but there is no guarantee that at any given moment that we include the very latest data.

What is a Dataflow?
OpenCPM follows (where applicable) the SDMX standard for statistical data representation. A dataflow in the SDMX nomenclature is a collection of similar datasets that is maintained and updated as a group.