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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

US air quality data OA on Google Earth

The US Environmental Protection Agency is not only providing OA to air quality data, but is making it easy for non-scientists to use and interpret.  From Monday's announcement:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s real time scientific air quality information is now available on Google Earth. The information tool accesses the AIRNow database hourly so that the Air Quality Index displays the most current air quality conditions. Public health officials, media outlets and the general public can now view timely air quality information, by city, on Google Earth....