Access real time air quality data via the “Internet of Things”

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02 Apr, 14 by Matthew

With the current alerts on air quality across the UK it seemed timely to write a post about sensor technology and the Internet of Things. The concept is that in a Smart City more and more sensors will be connected to the internet so that people can access data that is relevant to them.

Air quality sensors are a good example of such a technology and data on air quality can be accessed via

http://www.bristol.airqualitydata.com/cgi-bin/graphs.cgi

http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/assets/graphs/BRS8_weekly_m.png

DEFRA’s air quality forecast can be accessed here:

http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/forecasting/

Internet-enabled sensor technology is still in its infancy but it is predicted to be an area of very fast growth and an area that Bristol, as European Green Capital 2015,  is keen to be a leader in.

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