COVID-19 - How to Map

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Medical Facilities

Vaccination

Facilities for mass vaccination against the COVID-19 disease, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, can be tagged as follows:

Testing and Treatment

Treatment centers are generally found within established hospitals themselves.

For standalone testing facilities the tag healthcare=sample_collection was approved.

Some mappers appear to be using healthcare:speciality=covid19, in addition to temporary=yes, for Covid-19 related facilities. This should be avoided as it

  • does not fit into the healthcare:speciality scheme naming treatment approaches and not illnesses
  • is unspecific about the character of the facility.

Lockdowns, Closures and Openings

Current status

The infrastructure for Ça Reste Ouvert was shut down on September 30,2020.[1]It is still possible for users to deploy the infrastructure for supporting individual instances.

Contribution through dedicated sites

Sites[2]
Country/Region URL
France (Original website) CaResteOuvert.fr
Austria BleibtOffen.at
Catalonia EsObert.osmcatala.cat
Galicia no specific URL
Germany BleibtOffen.de
Ireland StayingOpen.ie
Italia RestiamoAperti.it
Spain SigueAbierto.es
Switzerland BleibtOffen.ch


Notes integration

Anonymous contributions in OpenStreetMap

Integration code of map on a website

Voluntary on plans initiative

Summary of main keys

Keys *:covid19
Tag Description Instances Comments
access:covid19=no Used for places that have no physical reception.
capacity:covid19=* The maximum number of people allowed at the same time in a facility.
description:covid19=* Information on access conditions of a facility without using a specific key.
delivery:covid19=yes/only/no Used for places that offer a delivery service.
drive_through:covid19=yes/only/no Used for places that have a drive through.
note:covid19=* Mapping information for the OpenStreetMap community.
opening_hours:covid19=off/open/restricted/same/* Opening hours of a facility.
takeaway:covid19=yes/only/no Used for places that offer takeaway.
safety:mask:covid19=yes/given/sold/no
  • Yes: A mask is obligatory.
  • Given: A mask is obligatory and provided for free by the facility.
  • Sold: mandatory mask - sold if you don't have one
  • No: A mask is prohibited.
For the value no, as of May 2020, all existing uses are at a facility that somewhat notoriously prohibits face masks, Perhaps this tag could be interpreted as "optional".
safety:hand_sanitizer:covid19=*
  • Yes: Hand sanitizer is required at entry.
  • Optional: Hand sanitizer is available at entry, but not required to entered the facility.
  • No: Hand sanitizer is not available at entry.

Keys accessibility

If a shop or restaurant continues to offer services like drive-through, delivery or take-away, you may use following tagging:

Access and Schedule Syntax Comments
Shop / restaurant not accessible to public access:covid19=no Depending on the country, certain categories of shops may have access restrictions (for example restaurants in France) and can only offer delivery or take-out. Some other businesses can also receive customers :
  • If the business offers delivery, takeaway services and also receives customers, then don't use access:covid19=no
  • If the business only offers delivery, takeaway services without receiving anyone, then useaccess:covid19=no
Place offering its services at given opening hours opening_hours:covid19=open/same/restricted/opening hours details Warning : Use the off value only if the business is completely stopped

Keys delivery, takeaway, drive-through services

Exceptional services offered Syntax Comments
Delivery delivery:covid19=yes/only
  • When the business provides several services (eg: delivery and takeaway) use yes value
  • When the business provides only one service (eg: delivery or takeaway) use only value


  • For a regular delivery service already existing outside containment, use ratherdelivery=*
  • For a regular takeaway service already existing outside containment, use rathertakeaway=*
  • For a regular drive through service already existing outside containment, use ratherdrive_through=*)
Takeaway takeaway:covid19=yes/only
Drive Through drive_through:covid19=yes/only

Keys road network

  • Closing paths and roads

Pop-up Bike Lane: cycle track and temporary infrastructures

There is a movement in the world of pop-up bike lane creations made with temporary elements in order to help people with physical distancing against COVID-19.[3]

How to map

If the cycleway or the infrastructure is planned to last more than a month, you can tag them as usual with bicycle tags like cycleway=* or highway=cycleway. This way, the data will be usable by every software without code modification.

If the cycleway replaces a previous infrastructure (lane, busway, etc.), in order to keep the information of the previous infrastructure, the key needs to be changed with a was:=* prefix, such as was:cycleway=lane

To precise that the cycleway or the infrastructure is temporary, you can add a notice like:
description:covid19=temporary cycleway

See Also

OSM-based Covid-19 services

References