hey Google New functionality added to your Maps app. From now on, you’ll be able to view the Air Quality Score from the Google Maps screen on Android and iOS devices.
According to the forum, the resource comes to contribute to the improvement of human health, as nearly 90% of the world’s population breathe polluted air, as highlighted by World Health Organization data.
With this, the platform wants to help users make decisions about hiking or other outdoor activities. This tool indicates the Air Quality Index (AQI) based on data from official bodies.
For now, the tool is only available in the United States, the result of an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency and PurpleAir, to provide these insights to city and state governments nationwide.
How to View Air Quality on Google Maps:
If you are traveling to the United States, you can check the wind conditions in real time. To do so, simply access Google Maps from an Android or iOS smartphone.
Next, enter the city or region you’re visiting (New York, for example). Then, click the layers icon (two overlapping squares) in the top right area of the screen. Then select “Air Quality”.
By following these steps, the app will provide up-to-date information about local weather conditions. The ranking goes from 0 to 400, where the higher the air quality in the area, the worse the air quality.