name of the application

Global Air Quality


author(s), year


short description of the application (one-two sentences)

big data infrastructure to continuously gather air quality & weather measurements from 7000 official air quality monitoring stations worldwide


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, …

smartphone app


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

data collection form official stations, no sensing unit

other sensing technologies

for example meteorological data, positioning data, …


quantitative: what kind of data is measured

speed, distance, noise, location,…

AQI from monitoring stations, no sensor measurements

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.)

real-time air quality at stations worldwide, ranking of stations, interactive mapping, historical data review, formulation of ‘healthy advice’

reporting method

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

smartphone app


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

real-time AQI, map, personalized recommendations


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

self-monitoring, exposure assessment, outdoor monitoring

applicability of results

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

use of public available data from reference stations


gaps and limitations of the campaign or application


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

similar to BreezoMeter (same data sources)

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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