- Airnowgateway.org does not consider weather conditions—even temperature— so the Google weather layer is an ideal compliment to our new air quality data.
- Aim to incorporate wind data vectors
Particulate matter data
- Airnowgateway.org provides real-time or historical air quality data at the zip code level for a five parameters: PM 2.5, CO2, CO, N20.
- Still trying to work on how to incorporate this into the map, and how to combine with the weather/wind data.
These are some of the primary variables we’re trying to consider on the map:
- Wind – should this be multiple arrows, or a single arrow for each designated area?
- Temperature – at what level does this cover?
- AQI – how would we display this in a clear and concise way that people can understand. Should we incorporate a legend/key?
ARC GIS Layers/Shapefiles we’re considering adding to the map:
- Elementary/secondary schools
- Parks/County Parks
- Zip-codes for LA County
- In the beginning, we opted to combine multiple layers on and off. Now we’ve decided to have individual layers that can be clicked on and off (at least for the midterm).
- Have pre-designated variables that are applicable to each user:
- Still allow users to add additional layers where they see fit/necessary
- Adaptable buffer – able to change the size of the buffer
- Haven’t been able to figure out how this would correlate with the weather and particulate matter data (would making the buffers combine temperature/particulate matter values, etc.)
- Designating which features will be permanently displayed and which features can be altered by the users
- Trying to assimilate at what spatial scale the weather and particulate matter data are presented at
- Which layout would be the most efficient and straight-foward in terms of allowing the designated users to get the most out of the data
- If and when we consider adding forecasts, how would we display this?
Updated wire frame diagram: