Google Maps to show air quality around you

Google Maps to show air quality around you
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Tech giant Google has rolled out a new feature for Google Maps that will allow Android and iOS users to see the air quality layer in the US.

By showing Air Quality Index (AQI) and some guidance for outdoor activities, Google Maps users will be able to make better decisions about going outside using Google Maps. 

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

Google Maps will also show 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 your Google Maps, users simply tap on the button in the top right corner of their phone screen, then select Air Quality under Map Details.

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