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Google Launches New APIs to Map Solar Potential, Air Quality, and Pollen Information, Empowering Environmental Awareness and Sustainability

AI/MLGoogle Launches New APIs to Map Solar Potential, Air Quality, and Pollen Information, Empowering Environmental Awareness and Sustainability

Google has introduced three new APIs within its Google Maps Platform that enable developers to easily access and map solar potential, air quality, and pollen information. These tools leverage AI, machine learning, aerial imagery, and environmental data to provide real-time environmental insights.

  1. Solar API: This API offers information about a roof’s solar potential, assisting in determining its suitability for solar panels and estimating energy generation. It covers over 320 million buildings in 40 countries.
  2. Air Quality API: Providing pollution data, including pollution heatmaps and pollutant details, this API helps individuals make informed decisions about their activities and supports governments in air quality monitoring and enforcement. It’s available for over 100 countries.
  3. Pollen API: Offering pollen counts for common allergens in more than 65 countries, this API assists individuals with allergies in making healthier decisions by avoiding certain activities or taking appropriate medication. It updates pollen counts every hour.

Businesses can leverage these APIs to install solar panels, contribute to sustainable energy, monitor air quality, and support environmental initiatives. Cities can improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and protect public health by using these tools to develop policies, monitor air quality, and track pollen levels. Individuals can use these APIs to assess their homes’ solar potential, plan activities based on air quality, and manage allergies more effectively.

Google’s new APIs are valuable resources for promoting environmental awareness and sustainability, enabling businesses, cities, and individuals to take actionable steps toward reducing their environmental impact.

By FCCT Editorial Team

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are independent views solely of the author(s) expressed in their private capacity.

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