Project Lockdown

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Table of Contents

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    Operational Framework
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    Localization & Embedding


Project Lockdown
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Operational Framework (COVID-19 NPIs Dataset Layer)

The following diagram showcases Project Lockdown's Operational Framework and explains, in a very summarized way, the process by which policies are captured, analyzed and represented in the platform.
Note: Though the procedure will be very similar in future Dataset Layers, the information here represented corresponds to the COVID-19 NPIs Dataset Layer.
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Project Lockdown is growing its network of partner organizations to collaborate in obtaining the necessary NPI sources and their encoding. These organizations are varied in nature an include civil society, universities and public institutions.
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NPI sources are analyzed and encoded following a very strict methodology. Editors read the vetted NPI sources and use the corresponding Dataset Layer Editors' Guideline to encode the data points.
The full dataset can be found in the Data Entry Interface for the COVID-19 Dataset Layer.
Note: A more comprehensive document describing the full data methodology is underway and will be soon published.
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Project Lockdown produces a number of deliverables to represent the information it compiles and present it to its users in the most effective way. The following are the current deliverable implemented.

Mapping platform

This platform represents in an easy to understand way the information relative to the Dataset Layers being tracked by Project Lockdown. Its main URL is
The interface is composed by a number of elements that the user can interact with:

The map

The interactive map allows users to move across the globe geography and have a general overview of the state of the world based on the data point selected.
Note: For the current COVID-19 Dataset Later, the default data point is the status of lockdowns worldwide.

The StatsBox

The StatsBox showcase the main relevant statistics related to the Dataset Layer.
Note: For the current COVID-19 Dataset Later, the StatsBox shows the number of territories in lockdown as well as the resulting affected population.

The Legend

The legend provides information on the color coding for the selected Dataset Layer.

The Territories Detail Overlay (TDO)

Clicking on a territory will present a window containing all the information from the Dataset Layer that applies to it. The data points are structured by categories when necessary.
Note: For the current COVID-19 Dataset Later, the TDO showcases Daily Activities and Mobility categories.

The Time Slider (TS)

The time slider allows to see past, present and future state of the selected data point in the active Dataset Layer by moving the knob. An initial date can be selected by clicking on the leftmost date. A date range of 70 days will be extracted from the database and rendered on screen.
Note: Future upgrades will allow for wider data ranges.

The Search Box (SB)

The Search Box allows to quickly find a certain territory.

The localization menu

The interface can be configured in
  • Arabic
  • English (default)
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese (traditional)

Open Data API

All the information collected by Project Lockdown can be accessed via an Open Data API.
Note: The final structure of the data will be published shortly.

Research publications

Project Lockdown will generate reports based on the information This area of the project is under development. It will encompass research done on the database with elements such as
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