At Arizona State University have developed a new software called "Hestia" (from gr. "Home, hearth"), which is able to determine the level of greenhouse gases in any point of the urban landscape of roads to private buildings.
The program combines advanced social base of information extraction and simulation of traffic, as well as modeling of the energy consumption from building to building. On the map with high resolution can accurately determine the level of carbon dioxide, and the results in the form of three-dimensional images available and understandable to all. Transparency and access to information will help people to adjust their activities in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
To fill the database, were attracted local reports on air pollution, traffic intensity calculations, and more. Further information is combined in a system simulation to calculate the level of CO2 for each building or street. The system is tested in the U.S. city of Indianapolis, Indiana. Soon they are joined by the Los Angeles (California) and Phoenix (Arizona). In the future we plan to connect the most important U.S. cities in order to change the situation of worsening climate could participate each.
Also, "Hestia" will assist in identifying areas where investment in programs to conserve energy and cleaning the air will be the most successful. Developers are confident that the program is useful and outside the U.S.. For the U.S. it would be a great basis for entering into an international agreement on climate change.