Real-Time Pollution Maps in Cambridge

CanMobSens screencaps (carbon monoxide, left; nitrogen monoxide, right)

Cambridge Mobile Urban Sensing equips volunteer pedestrians and cyclists with pollution sensors linked via Bluetooth to mobile phones; the result is a real-time map of Cambridge’s air quality — or at least the air quality along the routes the volunteers travelled. The Guardian has more on the project and its implications — I don’t think we’ve ever had pollution maps so fine in resolution, or with data so immediate. Thanks to Richard Akerman for the link.