As per dependable reverse app engineer Jane Manchun Wong, Google Maps will soon add a brand new map layer titled ‘COVID-19 Info’ alongside the present transit, visitors, and avenue view layers. You can see within the picture under that the layer demarcates all of the completely different states and nations, exhibiting whether or not COVID-19 unfold is growing or reducing in that area.
Another take a look at Google Maps’ COVID-19 map, exhibiting the information out there outdoors of the US pic.twitter.com/fudkCfbuPg
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) September 4, 2020
The COVID-19 knowledge, as per the screenshots, is being sourced from Wikipedia, The New York Times, Johns Hopkins University, and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. As for the numbers showing subsequent to the situation’s title, Google Maps says that it’s the variety of new circumstances per 100,000 folks (a median over 7 days) in that area. The COVID-19 unfold appears to be growing in Ukraine and reducing in Poland, as per the tweet above.
Since the corporate is using knowledge from India, we are able to anticipate the COVID-19 layer to be out there in our nation as properly. It is the necessity of the hour and will probably give customers a fast take a look at whether or not the virus is unfold quicker of their state or not. India is at present registering over 70,000 new COVID-19 circumstances every day, which is the fastest-growing on the earth.
The characteristic isn’t reside but and there’s additionally no data on after we can anticipate the COVID-19 layer to indicate up in Google Maps.