Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Website Review: Airview

AIRVIEW is a tool the provides information about air quality in a specific location.
Users begin by entering a street address or city. A Google Street View will appear in the background with a layer of information presented above the street view. Users can click on a particular type of pollution such as pollen, dust particles, or road wear to learn more about the air pollution type and the rating. Clicking in the upper right corner of the screen presents an overall air quality score.
Librarians will find this to be an interesting tool for teaching about data literacy. Ask students to compare their location with a global city such as Tokyo or Beijing. Or, involve students in learning more about the science of a particular type of air pollution.
Keep in mind that this website is sponsored by the Blueair air filter and purifier company.
To visit the website, go to