Vicinoesicuro, the non-profit map against Coronavirus
About the project
Vicinoesicuro is a non–profit project against the Covid-19 outbreak and was launched in Italy a few hours after the announcement of the lockdown by Prime Minister Conte on March 9, 2020.
The project, completely free of charge, offers a navigable map of all the activities that make home deliveries : shops, bars, restaurants, newsstands, laundries and more.
Users can choose the type of service they need, consult the information on delivery methods and possible costs, and contact the shop owner directly. By registering in Vicinoesicuro, retailers can increase their visibility without any advertising investment.
Starting nov 13th Vicinoesicuro is also available on the App Store and Google Play Store (italian markets only).
Detailer project history here.
Vicinoesicuro is a project made by volunteers
Managed by volunteers and initially available only in the province of Reggio Emilia, the project has grown throughout Italy and was extended to other European countries (among the first France) thanks to Google Cloud grants (which, believing in the initiative, has provided us with free credits for the use of Maps) and Web Geo Services, the company behind Woosmap, which is the technology that provides the map UI.
Vicinoesicuro was developed together with Alfredo Colella, Cristiano Ferrari, Francesco del Bosco and Federico Capucci.
Vicinoesicuro was published on GitHub with the aim of favoring the replication of the project in other countries, as well as allowing its evolution thanks to the contribution of those who will decide to improve a project that is very simple in itself as you will see from the code.
MarTech tools behind Vicinoesicuro
Vicinoesicuro is built on:
- A few html/js/css with really simple markup
- Woosmap: map UI
- Google Maps Platform: maps
- Google Form: submission form
- Google Sheets: data source
- Google Data Studio: open data dashboard
- AppSheet: for the iOS/Android mobile app
Detailed info on how to create the submission form, how to structure the Google Sheets data source, how to create the Google Data Studio dashboard and how to create the mobile app will be provided in the next weeks.
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