Download air quality index data from AirNow


pipenv install air_quality_index

Command-line usage

Usage: airqualityindex [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  A command-line interface for downloading air quality index data from AirNow.

  --help  Show this message and exit.

  air-quality  Download latest air quality GeoJSON data

Download a GeoJSON of air quality index from AirNow.

airqualityindex air-quality

Python usage

Import the library.

import air_quality_index

Download a GeoJSON of air quality index from AirNow. Returns GeoJSON.

data = air_quality_index.get_air_quality()


In order to use this package, you’ll need to obtain an API key from AirNow and set it as a variable in your environment as AIRNOW_KEYS. More than one key can be supplied by comma delimiting the string.


Install dependencies for development.

pipenv install --dev

Run tests.

pipenv run python

Developing the CLI

The command-line interface is implemented using Click and setuptools. To install it locally for development inside your virtual environment, run the following installation command, as prescribed by the Click documentation.

pipenv run pip install --editable .

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