20 Jun '11, 4pm

Pakistan Air Sensor Network Provides Rare Access to Pollution Data

20 Jun 2011: Pakistan Air Sensor Network Provides Rare Access to Pollution Data A Pakistan university has installed a network of inexpensive air sensors across the city of Lahore that measure air quality and automatically upload the information onto an online database, a pilot project VIEW VIEW: Volunteer Internet-based Environment Watch officials hope will widen access to air quality data in the developing nation. The project, known as the Volunteer Internet-based Environment Watch (VIEW), currently utilizes solar-powered sensors in seven locations citywide to provide real-time data on levels of carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and ozone, along with temperature, humidity, and dew point. The data is accessible online at www.view.lums.edu.pk . In the next five years, project head Jahangir Ikram hopes to expand the number of sensors in Lahore to more than 50 and also install...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/pakistan_air_sensor_network_p...

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