This R package is aimed at accessing the openaq API. OpenAQ is a community of scientists, software developers, and lovers of open environmental data who are building an open, real-time database that provides programmatic and historical access to air quality data. See their website at https://openaq.org/ and see the API documentation at https://docs.openaq.org/. The package contains 5 functions that correspond to the 5 different types of query offered by the openaq API: cities, countries, latest, locations and measurements. The package uses the
dplyr package: all output tables are data.frame (dplyr “tbl_df”) objects, that can be further processed and analysed.
Check out this blog post about OpenAQ.
Via the API since November 2017 the API only provides access to the latest 90 days of OpenAQ data. The whole OpenAQ data can be accessed via Amazon S3. See this announcement. You can interact with Amazon S3 using the
aws.s3 package and the maintainer of
ropenaq plans to write tutorials about how to access OpenAQ data and will also keep the documentation of
ropenaq up-to-date regarding data access changes.
Install the package with:
Or install the development version using devtools with:
If you experience trouble using the package on a Linux machine, please run
If it answers
apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev
And desinstall then re-install
If it still doesn’t work, please open a new issue!