Example website for PASS

A project log for PASS: Pollution Analytics Shared Socially

A community pollution monitoring system aggregating pollution data from individual station users to get information on the environment.

Joshua YoungJoshua Young 05/28/2015 at 22:340 Comments

I am still in the early stages of development, but wanted to share an update. Here is a link to a sample website showing a map of a dream future state 6 months after product launch. The current air quality monitoring problem we have in Texas is that while the state's environmental agency has most large cities are covered, we really don't have a good picture of what is going in in large portions of the area. These open holes in the tracking grid leave us blind to what is going on in heavily populated industrial areas as well as effects from air coming in from the southern Mexican border. Getting this information would be very useful for spotting problems if they arise and help the community focus in on possible solutions. The map shown on the sample website illustrates how the community could work to fill in these data holes over time.

Next steps, I will work on getting my remote monitoring system prototyped with a ESP 8266 module and a Teensy-LC (Thanks HACKADAY!).