Google offers tool, for cities to measure emissions

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A tool Google offered in the US – to help cities measure pollution and emissions levels – is now available in Europe.

It compiles transport and building data from Google Maps with publicly available information about emissions

Google will initially offer the tool to Birmingham, Manchester, Wolverhampton and Coventry, Dublin and Copenhagen.

It plans to add more cities on other continents in the coming weeks, and any city can to nominate itself via an online form.

Named as: ‘The Environmental Insights Explorer’, it offers data in four categories, namely: ‘Building Emissions’, ‘Transport Emissions’, ‘General Emissions’, and ‘Solar Potential’.

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