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      30Cappa - The “Christmas” decree in kilometres

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      Proceedings of the Symposium on Open Data and Knowledge for a Post-Pandemic Era ODAK22, UK (ODAK 2022)
      Open Data and Knowledge for a Post-Pandemic Era
      June 30-July 1, 2022
      data visualisation, open data, policy making, citizens communication, open knowledge


            Following the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, in mid-December 2020 the Italian government introduced travel restrictions during the Christmas holidays. In the implemented policies there was an exception: citizens of amunicipality of up to 5,000 citizens can move within an area of 30 kilometers from their respective borders. This policy was used again in the following months to manage travel during the pandemic.

            30Cappa is a data visualization created by three civic hackers to give citizens the opportunity to understand this policy (“cappa” is the pronunciation of the letter “k” in Italian and means “km”). The project consists of a website where it is possible to receive information on the matter and the cartographic representation of the municipalities that correspond to the exception. The site has reached 350,000 unique visitors in two months and there has been a lot of talk about it in the media. This work highlights how the transformation of a policy into a tangible product such as a map created with the open data available, becomes an effective tool to guide citizens and also to review the policies themselves.


            Author and article information

            July 2022
            : 1-4
            [0001]Fondazione Bruno Kessler

            Via Sommarive, 18

            38123 - Trento, Italy

            [0002]Associazione OnData

            Via Damiani Almeyda, 5

            90141 – Palermo, Italy


            Via G. Bovio, 4

            59100 – Prato, Italy

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            Proceedings of the Symposium on Open Data and Knowledge for a Post-Pandemic Era ODAK22, UK
            ODAK 2022
            Brighton, UK
            June 30-July 1, 2022
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Open Data and Knowledge for a Post-Pandemic Era
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            open knowledge,policy making,data visualisation,citizens communication,open data


            1. Italian decree-law 18 December 2020, n. 172 Further urgent provisions to address the health risks associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus (20G00196) (GU General Series n.313 of 18-12-2020)

            2. Ordinance 69 (2021) - Autonomous Province of TrentoFurther ordinance on COVID-19 following the adoption of the Decree Law of 1 April 2021 n. 44 bearing “Urgent measures for the containment of the COVID-19 epidemic, in subject of anti SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations, justice and public competitions ”

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            4. 2017 “Do you speak open science.” Resources and tips to learn the language PeerJ Preprints 5 e2689v1

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            7. ”Beyond Transparency: making the Italian Public Administration more accessible through data storytelling.” 2018 22nd International Conference Information Visualisation (IV) IEEE Computer Society 2018


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