Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Real-Time Air Quality on Google Maps
Houstonians have a new way to track outdoor air quality, thanks to a real-time map created by the University of Houston and Air Alliance Houston. The Houston Clean Air Network uses a Google Map to show ozone levels in the City of Houston.
The map uses a color coded overlay to display the ozone levels on the map. Purple colors represent 'hazardous' levels, while green indicates 'good' levels. The current readings from different locations around the city are also displayed on the map via numbered map markers.
The map also includes the option to look at and animate the ozone levels for any previous day.