Vector Maps: Mapping Stores Open in Italy
Last month a French interactive map was released to show which stores were open and which were closed during the lock-down in France. Ça reste ouvert is a crowdsourced interactive map which provides information on the operating status of stores across the whole of France. The map’s creators also made the code for the map freely available on GiHub so that people in other countries could make their own store maps.
Inspired by Ça reste ouvert interactive maps for Germany, Switzerland and Austria soon followed:
On all three of these maps the stores which are open are marked green and stores which remain closed because of the epidemic are colored red.
Italy now also has its own interactive map to show which stores are now open as the country begins to emerge from its lock-down. Restiamo Aperti can be used to see which stores are open and closed across the whole of Italy.
If the status of a business is unknown anyone can add or change the details by completing a short form. In addition to showing whether a location is open, it is also possible to optionally enter a store’s opening hours and add details on whether the store delivers and / or has a take-away service.