Can anybody explain what a backfill is exactly?

Hello Everyone, can anybody explain what a backfill is exactly? I have read through the Dec 2020 weekly patterns documentation but I am not quite sure I understand. Thanks!

Thanks @Pranav_Thaenraj_SafeGraph

Hey @Pranav_Chimote-- This doc should give you some more details in the “Do you have historical Patterns data” section:

Hi @Saumil_Shah_SafeGraph, thanks for the info! another question, is there any way of calculating online deliveries from place patterns or is there any dataset that reflects this information?

@Pranav_Chimote can you elaborate on what you mean by online deliveries?

@Pranav_Thaenraj_SafeGraph I meant people ordering groceries online, I am modelling the change in behavior in people post covid and was looking into this metric.

@Pranav_Chimote I’m looking into this for you now and I’ll get back to you soon

@Pranav_Chimote As of now you can use the ‘<5’ bucket of the bucketed_dwell_times column in the patterns.csv file to get the data most closely related to the online grocery deliveries.

here is the documentation for the Patterns data for your reference. Places | SafeGraph Docs

Let me know if there’s anything else I can help with

@Pranav_Thaenraj_SafeGraph Thanks for the insight, I was using that data to track curbside pickups