Firstly, I do not work for the company PurpleAir but have researched air quality monitoring systems and came across PurpleAir. I will be building Luftdaten sensors and want to get local schools and councils involved with using Public data from low cost air quality monitors in the East of England and make people aware of their local air quality. But, the User interface needs to be simple and easy to use.
I am not criticizing the luftdaten solution please dont misunderstand me, I think its amazing what has been done to date. But we could make the User interface easier and less complicated to look at historic data and compare datasets.
I know we could use scripts to do stuff with FTP archives but school kids and adult users want a simple interface that’s easy and intuitive to use. Could we not have a download button for each sensor on the map that brings up a simple interface to enter start date, end date and download the data?
If there is no solution I will look to implement my own solution as I see others have done and pull the data down into a custom dashboard. I am not keen on this as I would prefer to see a solution with Luftdaten map for all sensors.
I will keep you advised on my efforts here in the East of England.
Have a good weekend!