“Red zones” in Sicily: a story of civic hacking | #opendatasicilia
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If you live in Sicily and want to know if your city is currently red, i.e. under specific COVID-19 restrictions (Italy uses a colour coded schema), all you need to do is read 197 pages of PDF files published by the regional government.
The official website of Sicily (Regione Siciliana) does not report any list of the cities currently red (which is the highest of the restrictions imposed): this information is trapped within a webpage that collects the so-called ‘ordinanze’ (we will refer to these documents as ‘decrees’ in the rest of this piece), a bunch of PDF files reporting the latest decisions made by the regional government.