Tag: Air Quality

Will Big, Open Data Help Us Feel the Air?

This post is written by and contains the opinions of Christa Hasenkopf, co-founder of OpenAQ. Continue reading on Medium »

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OpenAQ Presentation at Open Data Institute Summit in November 2015, London, UK

A short presentation from the 2015 Open Data Institute Summit on the need for easily accessible real-time air quality data and the OpenAQ… Continue reading on Medium »

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Mongolians target open data to monitor choking air

Local people could use OpenAQ’s online system to assess conditions in their heavily polluted capital.

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Air Quality, Housing and Manchester

Posts about Manchester are few are far between on this blog and for good reason – its relationship to tech for transparency in Africa is tangential at best. Yet the annual Open Data Institute (ODI) Summit, which was held last

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Community sensors indicate high air pollution in Heathrow neighbourhoods

Startup OpenSensors.io calls for a democratisation of air quality data as project identifies Heathrow pollution exceeds EU limits Today, OpenSensors, an Internet of Things ODI Startup, has released alarming Heathrow air quality and noise figures, indicating possible effects on residents’

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ODI summer showcase: Heathrow Air

We chat with Yodit Stanton, Founder and CEO of Open Sensors, about her ideas behind winning summer showcase project Heathrow Air, and what she has in store Heathrow Air will deploy air quality and noise sensors in gardens around Heathrow.

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The challenges of live data

We’ve got several live datasets in our data store, including feeds from the air quality sensors, the car park gates, and the availability of bikes on the Next Bike stands around the city. Everyone loves a live, regularly updating dataset.

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Here’s How Many People Die Each Day in China Because of Its Filthy Air

Air pollution is killing about 1.6 million people every year in China, or nearly 4,400 people every day, accounting for seventeen percent of all the country’s deaths, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley found

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What We Can Learn from the First Internet of Things City

As cities across the globe continue to struggle with issues related to skyrocketing populations, they should pay close attention to what Intel is doing in Dublin. Before construction has been completed, most new housing developments feature a model home to

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Summers of Data: what will you make?

There’s only a week to go until Summers of Data, our first event of 2015. But there’s still time to sign-up. Kindly sponsored by blubolt and Invest Bristol & Bath, we’re getting together next weekend to make interesting and useful

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