The history of Google Maps serves to see if it meets the quarantine

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In a situation like the current one, brought about by the pandemic CoVID-19, possession of data with which to analyse the more behaviors you better is one of the weapons that we have to fight.

A few days ago, we told you how the Spanish government had begun to use the data collected by the antennas of mobile telephony. The idea of the directors was not a controlling one-to-one to the citizens, but to know if there were illegal moves from one area to another, in order to control them.

But there are more sources of mobility information that the connections to the antennas, such as the browsing history of Google Maps.

Google uses the anonymous data to create patterns on Google Maps

Although the company, led by Sundar Pichai is working with the government of the united States in a system of control of the pandemic, is also developing other tools.

One of them is a study that uses aggregate data, that is to say, in whole and not particular to the users who have Google Maps on their mobile phones. Is segmented by countries and you can see even the details of certain areas.

On their website you can download the most interests you, and when you have the PDF you can see two sections.

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The first shows the change in the movements to certain places, such as leisure areas, stores or parks. In all the graphs there is a change in around mid-march, at which point it activated the alarm state in Spain.

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In the other area we have a breakdown of those same charts for autonomous communities, if we want to enter more in detail.

As was with the case of mobile operators, Google uses only general information, and only users who have enabled location History. If you want to turn it off you can do that in the settings of the app, even though Google may continue knowing where you are. To avoid this you have to follow these steps.

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