I had built a Mask Map for Taiwan before(1). A member of FtO(2) in South Korea told me that the government of South Korea is planning to release real-time inventory information of face masks. Then I started to build the Mask Map for South Korea. As the South Korea government provides a completed API(*3), it’s easier for developers. I only have to deal with the interface and data.
Mask Map for South Korea – https://kiang.github.io/covid19-kr-masks/
By opening the website, the browser will show an alert window to ask permission for the location information from your device. Please click accept and the map will navigate to your current location, which is marked with a blue circle. Each triangle in the map represents a pharmacy or a place you could buy face masks. The color of the triangle indicates how many face masks are left. Green means plenty, yellow means some, red means few, and grey means empty. Clicking on the triangle will provide details of the pharmacy/point. At the bottom of the information box, you could find buttons providing navigation services by Google/Here WeGo/Bing. Clicking the button will bring you to each service and it will guide you to the place.
Clicking the gear icon in the sidebar, you could get two drop down lists for provinces and cities. Each time you choose a location, the map will navigate you to the center of that province or city. Once the map is moved, the URL will change according to the center of the map. You could copy the full URL to share the real-time stock information with your friends.
The information is for reference only. The accurate inventory is not guaranteed. But with the map, you could prevent wasting too much time traveling everywhere.
透過瀏覽器開啟後一般會跳出提示，如果願意授權使用設備的位置，網頁會自動定位到行動裝置提供的地理點位，同時在地圖會以藍色圓點標記所在位置；藥局位置就是地圖中的三角形圖示，綠色代表口罩庫存充裕、黃色表示庫存開始吃緊、紅色表示庫存即將售完、灰色則是代表已經售完，點選個別圖示後會顯示該地點的詳細資料，資料下方則是 Google / Here WeGo / Bing 等地圖應用提供的導航服務，點選後就會帶出個別地圖的路線導航。