name of the application

Air quality in Scotland


author(s), year


short description of the application (one-two sentences)

AQ Scotland keeps you informed about latest and forecast air pollution in your region Get access to latest and recent data from all monitoring sites in the air pollution monitoring network across Scotland, with a 7 day trend graph, site information and latest data.


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 data from official monitoring stations

other sensing technologies

for example meteorological data, positioning data, …


quantitative: what kind of data is measured

speed, distance, noise, location,…

parameters from official stations (PM, NOx, etc)

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.)

Health advice alongside the air pollution forecasts

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


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, graphs, real-time info and forecasts, air quality index, alerting based on real-time and forecasts


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

self-monitoring, activity planning

applicability of results

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

data from official stations are used for policy, unknown whether information about the use of the app is further exploited


gaps and limitations of the campaign or application


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

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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