Localised Covid Database

Scotland need to release prevalence of Covid-19 infection for each local authority on a dedicated website.

Why the contribution is important

As we move into second and third phase of Covid -19 management, a transparent sharing of localised data will help the businesses and general public to gain confidence in engaging with each other and helping the restarting and rebuilding of Scottish Economy.

by Surendra on May 11, 2020 at 01:51PM

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Average rating: 4.2
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  • Posted by davidcoffield May 11, 2020 at 14:11

    They've already done that but it's not granular enough. By postcode might be better. You can say they don't have enough data yet but they do know where those ill and in hospital live, and those that have sadly died lived, so they kinda do.
  • Posted by Feriface May 11, 2020 at 14:20

    I agree to what they are asking for here and also to perhaps have graded zones like red, blue and green zones. Deal with things on a lot more localised situation and get us, the citizens to help with this. If we don't have information we cannot help.
  • Posted by isleofskye May 11, 2020 at 16:57

    Postcode info would be helpful - first part postcode would be sufficient combined with a red, amber, green warning.
  • Posted by alefernandez May 11, 2020 at 21:50

    I think the main requirement of this idea is that the council/government opens their data in some aggregate way that protects people's rights. Also this kind of project could be a collective effort, if done as an open source project so that the actual development cost was minimal. There are a lot of housebound local IT people who I'm sure would want to help with so much knowledge. This could be a small grant scheme for an open source project with some online events resulting in some paid development perhaps. I think a first step would be to make a draft API that aggregates data and lets some visualisations be made or maintained from there. I think it's important that a project like this isn't offered to dodgy companies as has been done with those responsible for cambridge analytica and the like but is treated as open, citizen data that protects people's rights as we figure this out. I'm happy to join in if there's interest in this.
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