A data visualization company Tectonix used cell phone location data collected by company X-Mode to map out the travels of thousands of spring breakers, and people leaving Manhattan using special geo-spatial big-data analysis software.Independent journalist, Mikael Thalen used the software posted he visualization to show just how far people traveled. Naturally, not all of these travelers have coronavirus, but its guaranteed many of them do.
The results show the people living spring break, traveled mainly all over the East coast and Midwest, the travelers leaving Manhattan traveled even further, according to the data
Here are the results from Florida
This shows the location data of phones that were on a Florida beach during Spring Break. It then shows where those phones traveled.
First thing you should note is the importance of social distancing. The second is how much data your phone gives off. pic.twitter.com/iokUX3qjeB
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) March 26, 2020
Here are the results from NYC and a link to Thalen’s article
Remember, the above video is just the movements of cell phones from one Florida beach.
The cell phone location data out of greater Manhattan is even more telling. pic.twitter.com/cKCxX2BOf4
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) March 27, 2020