Houston Clean Air Network
Client:American Lung Association, Air Alliance Houston, University of Houston
The Houston Clean Air Network is a collaboration between local non-profits, businesses, researchers, and government agencies who share the goal of protecting public health from air pollution. CAN members are working together to reduce emissions by providing tools for understanding Houston’s air pollution challenges.
The challenge was to collect data from over 40 TCEQ weather towers across Houston and turn it into real-time ozone cloud animations so that local residents can determine the air quality at any given time and location in Houston.
The teamwork that went into programming this project was phenomenal! We worked closely with Significode, specifically Bart Clarkson, whose technical expertise and analytical decision-making were key components to creating successful end product. Between Significode and the web developers from the University of Houston’s Texas Learning & Computation Center & Honors College, we were able to deploy a highly interactive map that provides ozone levels to the general public in much the same way that a radar map displays local weather.