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UK 'MESSAGE' Program Maps Traffic Pollution in a Google Maps Overlay

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: • References: bioinf.ncl.ac.uk & treehugger
The 'MESSAGE' Project (Mobile Environmental Sensing Systems Across Grid Environments) is a UK initiative to raise awareness about pollution levels by letting users see the smog in their city in real time.

The simulator draws its data from a sensor network throughout Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. According to the 'MESSAGE' page, these sensors detect carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, other pollutant levels, temperature, humidity and noise levels, as well as a count of vehicle passages. The data on the simulator is refreshed every minute. Stats for Real-Time Smog Logs Trending: Older & Chilly
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