The Air Quality API lets you request air quality data for a specific location, including over 70 air quality indexes (AQIs), pollutants, and health recommendations. It covers over 100 countries with a resolution of 500 x 500 meters.
Why use the Air Quality API
The API provides endpoints that let you query:
- Current Conditions: Real-time hourly air quality information.
- Hourly History: Air quality history for a specific location, for a given time range, up to a maximum of 30 days.
- Heatmaps: Color coded tiles of various indexes and pollutants.
Features of the Air Quality API
- Real-time air quality indexes and categories: The Air Quality API continuously calculates the value of various air quality indexes with 500 x 500 meters resolution.
- Health recommendations: Hundreds of research-backed health recommendations for the general public and sensitivity groups including: children, elderly, pregnant women, athletes and those with asthma or heart conditions.
- Pollutant details: In-depth information about different pollutants, highlighting the dominant pollutant, concentrations, sources and effects.
- Hourly history: Air quality history for a specific location for a given time range. Each response potentially includes hourly air quality indexes, pollutant data, and health recommendations for a maximum of 720 hours (30 days).
- Heatmaps: Heatmaps are a collection of AQ indexes and pollutants image tiles that can be displayed on top of a Google Map.
How the Air Quality API works
The Air Quality API has the following methods:
currentConditionsendpoint provides current hourly air quality information.
historyendpoint provides historical hourly air quality information for a specific location, for a given time range, up to a maximum of 30 days.
heatmapTilesendpoint provides air quality related heatmaps through a tile overlay.
Air Quality API country and region coverage
See Air Quality API supported countries and available AQIs for the latest coverage details, on a country-by-country basis, for which air quality information (AQI) and local air quality information (LAQI) is available.
How to use the Air Quality API
|Get set up
|Start with Set up your Google Cloud project and complete the instructions that follow.
|Get current hourly air quality information
|See Current conditions.
|Get hourly air-quality history
|Get air quality related heatmaps through a tile overlay