name of the application

Air Quality Belgium


author(s), year


short description of the application (one-two sentences)

Consult air quality measured data and forecasts for Belgium


status of deployment (for example: real-life project, testing, demonstration,…)


target population

general, public transportation, users, car drivers, truck drivers, children, cyclists,…

general public

software type

open-source (in order to make unique campaigns) or proprietary software

proprietary software

mode of operation

stationary, portable, wearable, …

mobile application, data from official stations


who can launch a campaign


air quality sensing technologies

which type of sensors or methodes are used to obtain air quality measurements. “Direct” methods refer to devoted sensing devices bought and used by the costumer, “indirect” methods to data collection methods from offial air quality networks

air quality measurements from official monitoring sites

other sensing technologies

for example meteorological data, positioning data, …


quantitative: what kind of data is measured

speed, distance, noise, location,…

PM10, PM2.5, NOx, O3, SO2, BC

what type of qualitative data is gathered


what kind of data is calculated

CO², cost, health, … / What is the basis of calculation (e.g. reference database, European guidelines for external costs, etc.)

country-wide maps of the air quality (historical, real-time and forecasts (up to 2 days))

reporting method

which reporting method is used (for example: website or directly on the smartphone’s app, heat maps, dashboard, and/or reports)

mobile application (similar to website content


method of reporting (visualisation) of the collected data (qualitative representation can be a red or a green light, a text explaining the progress, while quantitative representation consists of numbers or statistics

interactive maps, tables, time series


self-monitoring, gamification, rewards, social networks,…

monitoring of the outdoor air quality in your vicinity, or elsewhere in Belgium

applicability of results

are the results useable for policy-makers and how can they obtain this information?

potentially usefull data (eg. Geographical analysis of the number of consultations)


gaps and limitations of the campaign or application

rather low resolution data, no possibility to add annotations


other important remarks for the review, links to other projects,

data consultation

quantitative data source

air quality measurements with own device (direct) OR air quality data from official stations or other installed air quality networks (indirect) OR both


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