airnow_downloadSites: Download AirNow Site Location Metadata

Description Usage Arguments Value Note See Also Examples

View source: R/airnow_downloadSites.R

Description

The https://airnowtech.org site provides both air pollution monitoring data as well as monitoring site location metadata. This function retrieves the most recent version of the site location metadata file and returns it as a dataframe.

A description of the data format is publicly available at the Monitoring Site Fact Sheet.

Usage

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airnow_downloadSites(
  baseUrl = "https://files.airnowtech.org/airnow/today/",
  file = "monitoring_site_locations.dat"
)

Arguments

baseUrl

location of the AirNow monitoring site locations file

file

name of the AirNow monitoring site locations file

Value

Tibble of site location metadata.

Note

As of December, 2016, the monitoring_site_locations.dat file has an encoding of "CP437" (aka "Non-ISO extended-ASCII" or "IBMPC 437") and will be converted to "UTF-8" so that French and Spanish language place names are properly encoded in the returned dataframe.

See Also

airnow_createMetaDataframes

Examples

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## Not run: 
sites <- airnow_downloadSites()

## End(Not run)

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