Google Maps Now Shows the Air Quality of Your Area!

Internet giant Google will release a major update on its map service Google Maps , allowing you to see the air quality of your area. Google Maps users with both Android and iOS operating systems will be able to see the air quality of their region in detail.

With the feature currently only available in the United States region, individuals will be able to calculate how long they need to stay outside by looking at the current air quality when deciding to go outside.


The data in question, which will be presented by Google and Google Maps, will come from trusted government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States. The maps will also display air quality information provided by PurpleAir, a low-cost sensor network that can give a hyper-local view of conditions.

In order to include the new air quality layer on your map, you need to tap the button in the upper right corner of your phone’s screen and then select Air Quality under the Map Details heading. Data provided by PurpleAir is also shown available on Nest displays and speakers.


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