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MobileScapes Out & About 

Understand population movement patterns at the neighborhood level


Discover who is starting to leave home as the economy re-opens and pandemic restrictions begin to ease. MobileScapes Out & About provides access to up-to-date insights into the changing movement patterns of different population groups down to small geographic levels. Weekly monitoring reports help users to compare out-and-about activity week-over-week or versus the same time last year.

Connect Out & About data to EA’s traditional databases or existing market and customer analysis for a more granular understanding of American movement patterns, behaviors and preferences as we adapt to a post-COVID-19 reality. This information can help municipalities ensure appropriate services and infrastructure are provided and that businesses can be well-prepared to serve their customers.


Easily accessible

Access via the ENVISION analytics platform or through project work


Understand who is out and about

Understand who leaves home, goes out to work, to shop on which days and at what time of day


Inform recovery planning

Use weekly monitoring reports to compare activity week-over-week or versus the same time last year

Get started with MobileScapes Out & About today 

Discover who is starting to leave home as the economy re-opens, where they are going and at what time of day


• Data updated weekly 
• Data weighted to Population 15+
• Historical data from Jan 1, 2019 for time series analysis
• Built at the block group level and rolled up to higher-level geographies 
• Available by weekpart (Mon–Fri, Sat–Sun, Mon –Sun) and daypart (eight dayparts)
• Access as weekly monitoring reports inside ENVISION or through project work
• Monitoring reports compare activity week-over-week or year-over-year

For release notes and more information, visit our community site.

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When are people out-and-about and for what purpose?  


Choose from basic insights help you to determine when people leave their homes and add-on insights to understand the reasons why people are leaving their homes.

Basic insights: 

  • People moving beyond 0.25 miles from their inferred Common Evening Location (CEL) in any observation
  • The time of day people are going out
  • The distances that people are travelling
  • How long people are away from home when they are out

Add-On insights:

  • Purpose of current movement - work, school or other
  • General economic or commercial activity - grocery shopping, mall visits, etc.

    Answer important sector-specific questions, quickly


    • How much of the population is starting to leave home for work, school and shopping? How does it compare to previous time periods?
    • When are people going out, how far are they going and how long are they out?
    • For commercial activity, how quickly are different parts of the population heading back to bricks-and-mortar locations for general shopping activities?
    • How do changing shopper patterns impact staffing, store hours and sales forecasting?
    • How have shopping patterns changed pre- and post-pandemic?



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        MobileScapes is the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date mobile movement database available for marketing and business applications. Choose from three easily accessible configurations to suit your various business needs: MobileScapes Out & About, MobileScapes ENVISION and MobileScapes Plus.


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