Google is providing PDF reports for regions to understand how mobility and crowding has changed during the Coronavirus pandemic.


Each country/region has a PDF with sub-regions. For example, Switzerland: (PDF) https://www.gstatic.com/covid19/mobility/2020-03-29_CH_Mobility_Report_en.pdf

Where can I find this data that is easily machine readable?

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1. Scrapes the regional categories from ALL the PDF files

(my own repo) https://github.com/philshem/scrape_covid19_mobility_reports

(more details)

direct links to data (two formats, same info):

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2a. Digitization of line graphs


Convert the PDF files to SVG format, and extract the trend lines.

Extract text from the PDF.

Pair up the text with the trends.

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2b. Digitization of line graphs for US/Canada

Code: https://github.com/kylemcdonald/covid-mobility-data

Data: https://github.com/kylemcdonald/covid-mobility-data/releases/tag/2020-03-29

Details: https://twitter.com/kcimc/status/1246505356471107585

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3. Scraping the aggregate changes for the entire country/region


very cool fetching script for all PDFs: https://github.com/patrikpolyak/google_covid19_community_mobility_reports_data/blob/master/fetch_pdfs.sh

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