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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2
|Openly licenced||No||on the referral data.gov.il it is defined as a public domain, but on the official ministry website, it is copyrighted|
|Downloadable at once||Yes|
|Up-to-date||Yes||Data is update hourly|
|Publicly available||Yes||During check an announcement about possible difficulties in data providing, due to ending contract with service provider, appeared on site|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||JSON, XML||NC file|
|findable_steps||searched for "air quality' (Hebrew) both on google and data.gov.il. On the data.gov.il had to fix my my spelling from "אויר" to "אוויר" to find the the link.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Ministry of Environmental Protection|
|characteristics||Particulate matter (PM), Sulphur oxides (SOx), Nitrogen oxides (NOx), Carbon monoxide (CO), Ozone, Available per air monitoring station/zone|
|location||href="http://www.svivaaqm.net/Default.rtl.aspx" http://www.svivaaqm.net/Default.rtl.aspx">rel="nofollow">http://www.svivaaqm.net/Default.rtl.aspx - Ministry of Enviroment Protection website, http://www.sviva.gov.il/subjectsEnv/SvivaAir/AirQuality - API to the data||I will refer to the daily forecast of air quality (data.gov.il). The actual measurements (ass appears on the official ministry website) is a calculated model.|
I added the right source of the data which is the Ministry API. While the government portal says it is open data, the ministry of Environment keeps it copyrighted.