Once your sensor has been registered and configured to WiFi, it will appear on the PurpleAir map.
If the sensor is registered as public, you can visit the PurpleAir map and find the location it was registered at. You can also use the methods mentioned below to view it.
This section will discuss the sensor index. You can learn more about the sensor index here: Sensor Index.
After registering a PurpleAir sensor, a registration confirmation email will be sent to the associated and owner’s emails used on the registration form. This email will contain links to view your private sensor on the PurpleAir map. The first link is hyperlinked to the text “visible on the map” near the top of the email. The second link is found titled “View on the PurpleAir map:” under “Useful links:”
Multiple sensor indexes and read keys can be added to custom a URL to customize it to your liking. You can separate items with a pipe ‘|’ symbol. Parameters you can use are “select=”, “show=”, and “key=”.
Only one sensor index can be placed after “select=”. The sensor index that follows will be selected.
If “show=” is used, only sensors with the specified sensor indexes will be shown, and all other sensors will be hidden.
Sensor read keys are placed after “key=”. Any sensors that have these read keys will be shown on the map, even if they are private.
The example URL below will only display three sensors on the map, and hide all other sensors.
On the PurpleAir map, there is an option at the top to “Login.” Your private sensors will be visible on the map if you log in with the same email address used as the Owner’s Email on the registration form. No account is created in this process.
Currently, only Google-associated email addresses are supported for this feature. You will also need to ensure that the “show my sensors” checkbox is enabled to view your private sensors.
Learn how to associate your email address to a Google account here: Sign in to your Google Account with another email address - Computer - Google Account Help
You can create a Google account with a different email address by going to the Google account creation page and choosing “Use my current email address instead.”