Jul 05, 2013

    Google joins local services to provide haze data

    THE air in Singapore is clear for now, but information on air quality is still in demand after haze from Sumatra pushed air-pollution indexes to new highs in the region last month.

    Joining local services, Internet giant Google launched an interactive map on Tuesday that tracks air quality in Singapore and Malaysia. The map tracks air-quality data from government monitoring stations in Malaysia and Singapore, says The Wall Street Journal.

    Check boxes on the website allow users to add additional layers of information, such as hot spots in Sumatra, and Nasa satellite imaging of the haze.

    You can access the map at 2013-se-asia-fires.

    Other websites on the haze include the following:

    AsiaOne services page gives updates on air quality and weather in Singapore:

    The Government's emergency haze website pulls together information from different agencies:

    The National Environment Agency issues forecasts and advisories on its website every day:

    The Ministry of Health (MOH) has a haze microsite, which lists clinics where those who suffer from illnesses due to haze can claim MOH subsidies: