COMMUNITY MAPS IN TIMES OF A PANDEMIC AND CRISIS

Our community maps helped people all around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic

A volunteer community of IT professionals – developers, graphic designers and product managers – is involved in a number of public benefit projects. They provide their knowledge to governmental and non-governmental organizations free of charge. Their goal is to make the Czech Republic a better place to live through modern technologies. Read on to find out how Česko.Digital and Mapotic joined forces and how their mutual cooperation created the successful DámeRoušky project.

ABOUT CLIENT

Česko.Digital brings together more than 2,000 volunteers, with the vast majority working as IT professionals. They use their rich experience in this area in their free time, when they help the state and non-governmental organizations free of charge and participate in public benefit projects. People from Česko.Digital believe that IT is a great tool that, with low costs and appropriate use, can benefit the whole company so that it works better.

The main benefits of cooperation between Česko.Digital and Mapotic

  • speed of launch and implementation in a number of different countries
  • simplicity, clarity and immediate availability of the solution
  • stability and scaling of the system during impact traffic

The largest Czech project for easy distribution of masks during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Project goal: to mediate contact between mask suppliers and those who need them.

In the spring of 2020, in connection with the worldwide occurrence of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the acute lack of certified protective equipment
a group of volunteers from the Česko.Digital platform decided to create a clear map.

The aim was to immediately provide protective equipment, and thus provide rapid and effective assistance to medical facilities, government agencies, companies, end users.

In creating an extensive database of small and large-capacity suppliers of protective equipment and connecting them to those who use their products and services, a key element was the introduction of technology for quick user registration and enabling editing of the current status of aid offers and demand.

Obstacles that had to be overcome

Client requested for immediate launch
Standardization and import of different input data
Back verification of the obtained data to the user
Flexible response to dynamically emerging content
Processes for increased protection of personal data
Implementation and tuning of the newly created visual style

Implementation: Speed ​​and addressability of the deliveries of protective elements bring cost and time savings

During epidemics and sudden natural disasters, the rapid provision of assistance to large sections of the population is a primary factor that reduces the risk of loss of life. In Česko.Digital used the platform from Mapotic to create a clear map in which manufacturers of protective equipment (especially masks and protective shields) and providers of other types of assistance on the one hand and persons or organizations requesting assistance on the other. The result is effective mediation of help from individuals and groups in the immediate area. Another benefit is significant savings in fuel, costs for courier or postal services, but especially time.

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Robust infrastructure

One of the benefits that Mapotic can offer its partners is a robust, real-time infrastructure. To strengthen performance, there is no problem (and this is also the case of We'll cover the curtains) to handle peak performance in the form of tens of thousands of people on the web within units of hours.

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Exceptional flexibility

The high degree of flexibility of the Mapotic solution made it easy to register users and enter contact and location data on the map. This is how the architecture from Mapotic was designed from the very beginning and our client - Česko.Digital - took full advantage of it.

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Customizing the project structure for data export

Other ready-made functions for easy export and import of data into mailing tools bring the possibility to be in close contact with users. This opens a promotional and distribution channel for companies and self-employed persons, for the offer of their products and services and a space for the visibility of non-profit organizations, state institutions and volunteer groups.

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Customer support

Mapotic has a flexible support team that is able to meet clients' needs within units of hours and provide them with effective support.

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Information channel for support

Another advantage of interactive maps from the Mapotic portfolio is the simple configuration of the information channel, which includes, for example, FAQ pages, help and pop-up windows. The automation of these functions and the smooth implementation of their individual settings meant a significant facilitation for the project organizers.

Statistics nic.cz in April 2020, when it became the second most visited Covid-19 website

"When the coronavirus crisis occurred, there was no time to plan or program. We had to act immediately. Thanks to Mapotic, we launched DámeRoušky immediately, we were able to focus on the service itself and did not waste time developing the platform. "

Martin Hassman and Jan Tlapák, founders of Česko.Digital

The result: a map as a tool for media coverage, promotion and support

Mapotic has proven its ability to help useful projects through the technologies provided and to develop its platform with new features. The Dame Veils web map is visited by over 1 million people in one and a half months. The Czech-Digital Volunteer Initiative has thus gained not only considerable recognition and enormous social prestige for its beneficial activities associated with saving human lives, but also a flexible tool for media coverage and promotion of the impact of its activities.

The significant popularity of the Let’s Give Veils project and its foreign versions is evidenced by the fact that:

  • was recommended by official government agencies and ministries (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Czechinvest)
  • in addition to Czech journalists, his contribution was highlighted by a number of renowned world media (eg Liberation, The Guardian, Observador, Forbes, The Brussels Times, La Nacion, Politico, etc.)
  • at the end of the project, a questionnaire was created, which was filled in by almost 1,000 people confirming the usefulness of the project.

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