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Google map update introduces covid-19 epidemic information layer

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/9/24 10:41:38     readed:52

Google today announced an update to the Google Maps map service, bringing users a new covid-19 epidemic information layer to help you better understand the number of cases in a specific area.With the epidemic continuing in many parts of the world, many fear that the second wave will come again. After the App update, users can directly view case data (in 100000 units) and trends on Google Maps, and color can be used to assess the severity of different regions.


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Currently, this feature has been enabled in all 220 market regions currently supported by Google maps, and the data can be refined to the municipal level (depending on the data available to Google) if possible.

The data sources are extensive, including Johns Hopkins, the New York Times, and Wikipedia, from local government organizations, the same COVID-19 real-time statistics you see on Google search engines.

The update has been pushed to Google Maps clients on Android and IOS this week. Some users may have to wait a few days to receive the update, and Google seems to have no plans to introduce it into the desktop version.

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