Learn how to use the hackAIR API to contribute your own air quality data – or to access hackAIR’s data automatically.
Thousands of sensors measure air quality across Europe – some are operated by governments, some by researchers and others by citizens like you. In addition to the hackAIR sensors, we are using a number of publicly available data sources to build a full picture of air quality in your neighbourhood and to estimate air quality in locations where no measurements are available yet.
At the moment, you can find air quality measurements from the following sources on the hackAIR map:
hackAIR also estimates air quality from pictures of the sky. In addition to images submitted through the hackAIR app, we use publicly available sources (including Flickr and webcams) to find more photographs.
Contributing and accessing hackAIR’s data
If you operate your own air quality data source or would like to run additional analysis on hackAIR’s data, you can connect to our system using an application programming interface. You can find the API documentation here: http://www.hackair.eu/api. Contact us if you have questions or ideas for improving the API.