Previously I have written about various updates to the back-end data collection, storage and processing systems used to generate graphs of weather and air quality data here in Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne. I have wanted to move towards a system that can be effectively integrated into the Ghost.org blog/CMS software I use on this website, and something that lends itself more easily to comparing and contrasting data from different sources.
I think I have managed to come up with a system involving InfluxDB and Grafana which allows me to log data from multiple different sources into one database so that they can be queried together and represented on the same graph. Data has been logged in this way for the past couple of months with no showstoppers. I've been accessing data via an internal dashboard for some time, and I am at the point now where I feel I can make them more widely accessible.
The first drafts of these graphs are now available for weather and air quality. At the moment the graphs for each data type are on separate pages, but I shall produce a mashup page to allow easy comparison of the two as soon as I can.
The graphs are a little rough and ready at the moment, I am looking into what I can do to make them a little more accessible, however, they do render cleanly on both desktop or mobile, which is a huge bonus already. HTML5 and CSS3 FTW.