EVALUATION OF PARTICULATE MATTER (PM10) DISTRIBUTIONS IN İZMIR USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR SMART CITIES APPLICATIONS
Keywords: Particulate Matter (PM10), Izmir, Geographic Information Systems, Smart Cities Applications, Interpolation
Abstract. In this study, PM10 values from the air quality monitoring station in Izmir was evaluated. 9 stations could be used in this study, since PM10 data are suitable to evaluate for the years 2020-2019-2018. The 4-season and annual PM10 distribution map for 3 years was prepared using ArcGIS. The benefits of these maps to city managers in the smart city application were expressed. In addition, PM10 data of 9 stations were evaluated according to legal limit values. It was determined that Aliağa and Gaziemir stations exceeded the limit values more than other stations. It has been observed that different sources of air pollution such as industry, traffic and heating affect different districts. When the number of days exceeding the limit value and the number of days without measurement are evaluated together, it is seen that the limit values are exceeded by all stations.