Google Maps to show air quality near you

According to 9To5Google, it’ll show users what to expect, air-wise: whether it’s foggy, smoky, otherwise bad, or just wonderful.

With these details at their fingertips, users can make a better informed decision about whether to go out and if so, for how long. The report added that users will see guidance for outdoor activities as well as Air Quality Index (AQI) numbers, when the information was last updated and linked to know more.

The report said the data comes from credible government agencies in the US, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Maps also shows air quality information from PurpleAir, a low-cost sensor network that can give you a hyperlocal view of conditions.

To add this air quality layer to their maps, users need to tap the button in the top right corner of their phone’s screen, then select Air Quality under Map Details.

The report states that the information about PurpleAir is also available on the Nest display and speaker.

According to the report, as wildfire season draws to a close, the US also has a layer of wildfire available. This allows users to view details about active fires in the area.

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