Google Maps Update Will Help You Breathe A Little Easier

Google Maps has a new update for iPhone and Android smartphone users that will make exploring the great outdoors safer this summer. When using the app on your phone, you’ll now have the option to view your local area’s Air Quality Index, along with guidance on what’s safe (or not safe) to do outdoors.

Data is collected from government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (opens in new tab) in the USA and PurpleAir (opens in new tab) – a network of privately owned air quality sensors whose data is pooled to create a map of air quality available to the public at a more local level.

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