From Pachube blog:
It never occurred to me that crowdsourcing radiation data from Geiger counters would be an application for Pachube! But, in light of recent events, radiation data has been pouring into the system while our community has been coming together to build how-to’s and docs so people can get up and running. Open hardware and open data is coming together here to do what authorities couldn’t do nearly as fast: a national real-time map of radiation data, accessible to everyone. As of Monday morning, we are hosting hundreds of feeds.
- Is my data consistent with others close by?
- How has my particular region been affected in relation to other parts of the country?
- How are radiation levels changing with the weather?
- Is my data consistent with official reports at home and abroad?