Google Maps, several years ago, added the Traffic Tool. Everyone who has an Android phone and shares data with Google helps measure car traffic on the streets and thus improve urban mobility.
However, there are other useful tools in the app that very few know about. For example, we can also make use of an air quality meter. Should I avoid the void in my city? You can answer these questions on your own using Google Maps.
How do you measure air quality using Google Maps?
The app has several items to overlay on the maps. One of them is the air quality meter. Google has partnered with The Weather Company, AirNow.gov, and the Central Pollution Board to enable this tool, and you can activate it by following these steps.
- Go to Google Play and update the Google Maps app.
- Next, enter the application and press the “Layers” button, which is located at the top right (on both Android and iOS).
- There you will find various tools that will improve navigation around the city.
- If you tap Air Quality, you can be notified when there are alerts. If you see the green dot, then everything is normal.
Recently, the option to spot fires near you, COVID-19 alerts, public transportation routes, and many other aesthetic elements such as 3D rendering have also been enabled.
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