Google began prominently displaying air quality (AQI) information to Nest Hub and other Smart Display customers last year. Now, you can look for specific information on air quality on Google.
When searching for air quality in the US, a card with the same name appears. To find data for a place different than your present one, you can include a city in the query.
Update: This information is also available for Victoria ( EPA Victoria ) in Australia, in addition to the US and India. Air pollution near me searches can also turn up this city-level information.
This information comes from airnow.gov and PurpleAir in the United States, and you can select a region with available key locations. There is a map that may be seen in light or dark mode and has colored pins for nearby stations that are open.
An description of the US Air Quality Index (AQI) and a station list are provided below the map. Each entry can be enlarged to reveal the individual provider, the date it was last updated, and a brief description of what healthy conditions are.
You can enable including air sensors if there aren’t enough stations, but Google warns that sensor data may be inaccurate and of unknown performance. The map’s dot colors must be used because you can’t zoom in on it.
This feature was first made available through in India last November and is reliant on regional partners. It appears that the US release was more recent. Along with the Google apps on Android and iOS, it functions on desktop and mobile websites.
This function, which is pretty helpful, was added when Google Weather discontinued showing air quality information in 2018. The next stage would be to integrate AQI with the Android Weather app and its widgets.
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