Data on air quality (e.g. levels of major pollutants) on a granular basis - that is at least broken down by month (preferably by day). Geographic breakdown (e.g. by grid point) would be nice but is not required.

Data Location


Cambridge City Council operate 4 air quality monitors in Cambridge, in addition to the single monitor (Regent's Street) that is part of Defra's national Automatic and Urban Network.

The data are available from a web page operated by the council's contractor.

Local authorities are legally obliged to disseminate information to members of the public, so the question of licensing does not really arise. The data are openly and freely available to anyone.

There is no API to access the data.

The council's own page describing the monitoring:

The national AURN

Data Availability

  • Y Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • N Available in bulk
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   csv
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Wed Jul 22 2015 07:58:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)