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Outdoor air quality data

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Fetch outdoor air quality data from multiple resources, the system is made of the following components:

  • fetching: fetches resources to create the raw material for air quality data. That material is saved to create a history and possibility to fix errors after the fact.
  • data extraction: extract the data from the raw material to create data feeds.
  • data reliability: determine which data source is the most reliable at any given time.


The data flow from online resource to reliable data point is broken down as follow:

  • sources: online resources that provide the data, polled at regular interval and cached for archive purpose
  • feeds: extracted data from sources, feeds are saved as time series in a database
  • datapoint: extracted from feeds using an election algorithm to provide the most reliable data


The default local configuration file is, this can be changed using the environment variable OKQ_CONFMODULE. The file should define a dict called settings, this dict can be used to overwrite any configuration option defined in the global_settings of openkongqi.conf.

Station UUID

Each station needs to be attached to a unique identier, a station identifier is of the following formats:


The following fragments compose the UUID:

  • CC: country code - a two letter country code as defined by ISO 3166-1 alpha-2, mandatory.
  • STATE: state name - state name
  • CITY: city name - city name
  • STATION: stations name - station name, mandatory.

All names have to be expressed in Uppercase or lowercase or numeric latin letters.


Make sure the lxml package is installed, on debian:

$ apt-get install python-lxml

Install the code:

$ pip install -U pip
$ pip install pip-tools
$ pip-sync requirements.txt


Install development environment:

$ pip install -r requirements-dev.txt

Create necessary database & tables:

(openkongqi)$ python -c "import openkongqi.bin; openkongqi.bin.okq_init()"

Run celery:

(openkongqi)$ python openkongqi/ worker --loglevel=debug --concurrency=1 --autoreload -B


Test the package:

$ python -m unittest discover

Automatic testing in various environments:

$ tox


Openkongqi tries to follow the PEP 440 / Semver conventions as defined by PyPA

To update the version of the package, use the following command:

$ bumpr -b -p


Create packages:

$ python sdist bdist_wheel

Push package:

$ twine upload dist/*
$ twine upload -r pypi dist/*

Name origin

Kōngqì (空气) is the Chinese word for air/atmosphere.


This software is licensed under the Apache License 2.0. See the LICENSE file in the top distribution directory for the full license text.

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