Mobility Data in Switzerland during the COVID-19 Outbreak


During the first two waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, IMI collaborated closely with Swisscom to gain access to anonymized and aggregated data from the Mobility Insights Platform and the Heatmaps API. This data was made available to two of our members, Le Temps and RTS, to analyze the impact of semi-confinement measures on the mobility of the Swiss population through articles and a radio news story.

About data privacy

The data used by Le Temps and RTS is anonymized and aggregated, which means that journalists only have access to general statistics compiled on predefined geographical areas. Le Temps, RTS or IMI did not receive information on individual mobile phones and were not able to track the path taken by any particular user.

Keywords :
mobility data, content creation, data journalism, interactivity, covid-19

4 months

People involved


Florian Fischbacher (Le Temps)

Chams Iaz (Le Temps)

Paul Ronga (Le Temps)

Tybalt Félix (RTS)

Media partners

Le Temps (Ringier)

RTS – Radio Télévision Suisse (SRG) – RTSinfo

Industry partner



This project started in September 2020 and has been completed