We recently created the VICTVS Holiday Impact Tracker to give our teams an easy to access way to understand the impact of public holidays on every country and on every day of the year.
Our Holiday Impact Tracker displays the level of economic activity in any country on any day.
By using this tool, we are able to assess the likely impact of both seasonal and religious holidays on our work so that our teams can stay one step ahead.
Using the Public Holiday Impact Tracker
To use our Holiday Impact Tracker, simply select a date on the calendar in the top left corner of the map, and the mapping will display the level of economic activity in all countries on the selected day.
When developing this tool, we decided that a simple traffic light system would be the best place to start. The colour coding is explained below:
- Green – Full Economic Activity. The country is open for business within normal operating limits.
- Amber – Medium Economic Activity. This indicates that a country may have moderately limited business, for example on a weekend day in the UK.
- Red – Limited Economic Activity. Countries showing red are experiencing a significant reduction in business, due to a public holiday or other significant event.
Active Daylight Tracking
On our map, you can also see the time zones as they affect each country.
If you are assessing the global economic activity for today’s date, then the time zones will display active shading that moves each hour to show which parts of the world are in daylight hours and in darkness.
If you spot any inconsistencies or errors in our holiday impact tracker, please do leave a comment or contact us below to let us know.
We have already planned a number of additional data layers that we will be building into the map over the coming months – all of which are designed to assist in planning global operations and we would be very pleased to receive your help and advice.
The data visualisation technology behind our Holiday Impact Tracker was built for us by our local digital mapping experts Parallel (also based in Leeds in the UK). You can read more about their work by visiting their website here.