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Sensors on trams to measure and geolocate air pollution

GreenZenTag: This first large-scale test of its kind in France brings together Egis, Transdev, SEMITAG and start-ups over a period of 18 months. The results of the experiment will help public authorities and residents to make better decisions regarding travel strategies and behaviours to be adopted during pollution peaks.

 

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Egis’s role in GreenZenTag is to analyse the data collected. Teams verify and validate this data, establish averages for each zone and prepare mapping and associated dashboards. Egis has also introduced a comparison between data from mobile sensors and its own, using a combination of fixed sensors and modelling.

Egis retrieves the raw data and turns it into a GIS database* for measuring air pollution concentration by zone. The data is then compared with that gathered by fixed sensors and information from Atmo Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes models. Egis establishes a map of the data and produces dashboards. The company shares its analyses with Atmo Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Authorised Observatory for monitoring and information on air quality in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes). The observatory will assess whether such an approach is likely to bring added value to its work or whether it may be beneficial for regions that are yet to have a measurement and information system in place.
* GIS database: information system designed to collect, store, process, analyse, manage and present all types of spatial and geographic data.

Read the press kit (french version) to find out more (December 2016)