We are a group of students that wanted to do our part in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.
We saw that there were many drive-thru test centers for COVID 19, but there wasn’t a database that listed them all. So we wanted to become part of the solution to the COVID 19 crisis by making a website that includes all the testing sites.
What it does
The website we’ve created will compile the list of all the testing centers in the US so that the user can identify the nearest location. It also includes an interactive map, a data dashboard, a form to add more testing locations, and a contact page.
How we built it
First, we used Spreadsheets to collect the data. Then we used Wordpress.com to build the site. We used Storepoint to create the interactive map and also used Google Data Studio for the data dashboard.
Challenges we ran into
We had trouble collecting all the data because there was no single resource with all the testing locations. We had to go through various web pages and news articles to find the test center locations.
Accomplishments that we’re proud of
We’re proud of our cooperation in combining the map with the website. We are also proud of the many hours we put into data collection.
What we learned
We learned that cooperation is essential to success in a group project; if one person lacks, everyone suffers, and the whole project gets delayed.
What’s next for COVID 19 Test Centers Map & Data
The next step is to continue research and find all the test center locations in the US. However, to do this, it is necessary that we gain the public's help through crowd-sourcing; we can also work with other partners to collect more data.
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