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What data is expected?

Data about the daily mean concentration of air pollutants, especially those potentially harmful to human health. Data should be available for all air monitoring stations or air monitoring zones in a country. The Index focusses on key pollutants as defined by the World Health Organisation. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Particulate matter (PM)
  • Sulphur oxides (SOx)
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Ozone
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Available per air monitoring station/zone

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No All rights reserved. Reviewer: Whole site All rights reserved license found.
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, TXT, XLS
Downloadable at once Yes In the map you can select a station and then the "Ficha" option to enter the station site or the "Hourly concentrations" options to see the detailed record. Also you can click on the "Download CSV" option. Reviewer: historical data is available
Up-to-date Yes Some data is updated regularly. Specially the PM data. Reviewer: Almost real time is available.
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Went to the old index and noticed that the RETC website wasn't updated and that RETC is not the responsible for the daily measurement of this data. Then went to the SINCA website -which is the responsible agency for this information- and checkout for the data.
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Sistema de Información Nacional de Calidad del Aire (SINCA) Ministerio del Medio Ambiente
characteristics Particulate matter (PM), Sulphur oxides (SOx), Nitrogen oxides (NOx), Carbon monoxide (CO), Ozone, Available per air monitoring station/zone Reviewer confirms that only VOCs are missing.
location - SINCA

Confirmed all the points covered by this review.

Meta data

Data location - SINCA
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   CSV, TXT, XLS
Reviewer   Ricardo Alanís
Submitters   Manuel Barros
Last modified   Tue Dec 20 2016 19:40:45 GMT+0000 (UTC)