Google Maps- Air Quality Index (AQI)
Google Maps on Wednesday launched a new feature called the Air Quality Index (AQI) that allows users to check the air quality not only in their area but also in possible destinations, the new layer was announced last year in March 2021 and is now available for the Android and iOS versions of the app.
This feature currently starts rolling out only to users in the US, India, and Australia, the new feature shows a measure of how healthy (or unhealthy) the air is, along with guidance for outdoor activities, when the information was last updated and links to learn more.
How to check air quality on Google Maps?
The air quality layer shows trusted data from government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. We are also showing air quality information from PurpleAir, a low-cost sensor network that gives a more hyperlocal view of conditions.