Air Quality 65% open


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 No evidence on copyright available website.
In an open and machine-readable format CSV PDF, PNG, XLSX, PPTX, Atomsvc
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date No
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 1
findable_steps I googled a few search terms, i.e. pollution emissions Zambia, pollution emissions data Zambia, pollution data Zambia, Emissions data Zambia, Department of environment Zambia. It took me a while to find something useful.
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name Zambia Data Portal Central Statistics Office
characteristics Carbon monoxide (CO) CO2 emissions. Data is taken from
location href=""">rel="nofollow"> - Zambia Data Portal Central Statistics Office

Rejected, as the data available is not available on monitoring stations or hourly rate; But rather, an aggregated measurement. It was found that the government does collect this data, but no source of open data found.

Meta data

Data location - Zambia Data Portal Central Statistics Office
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   CSV
Reviewer   Ricardo Alanís
Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
Last modified   Mon Jan 16 2017 11:01:17 GMT+0000 (UTC)