ThingSpeak for Environmental Monitoring

Environmental sensors let you measure the presence of pollution. ThingSpeak™ lets you store, see, and understand that data.

  • See instant visualizations of data posted from your sensors
  • Perform online analysis and data processing with MATLAB® and create automatic visualizations from live processed data
  • Build Internet of Things (IoT) systems without setting up servers or developing web software

For small- to medium-sized IoT systems, ThingSpeak provides a hosted solution that you can use in production.

Photograph shows a weather station that transmits weather information to ThingSpeak, which is well suited for air quality monitoring.

Environmental data isn’t useful at the weather station or field sensor. Putting your data in the cloud lets you monitor the data and act on it immediately.

Analyze Your Environmental Data in the Cloud

ThingSpeak is an IoT analytics platform service from MathWorks®, the makers of MATLAB and Simulink®.

A plot of data from a ThingSpeak channel showing carbon dioxide equivalent measurements versus time form December 9, 2020.

See live data from your sensor network.

Photograph of an outdoor Air Quality monitor. Hands in the photograph appear to be mounting or adjusting the mounting of the device on a pole on a building.

PurpleAir uses ThingSpeak to store and process data.

Swarm chart plot showing wind speed measurements grouped in vertical columns for each hour of the day. The width of the column at a given height relates to the number of values at that y-axis range. Measurements come from the weather station on the parking garage at the MathWorks headquarters.

Generate custom complex or simple visualizations of your real-world data.

Perform Advanced Analysis and Visualization

ThingSpeak always runs the latest version of MATLAB  so you can process your cloud data in MATLAB.

Interact with ThingSpeak through MATLAB

You can import your ThingSpeak data into MATLAB for advanced processing or to build interactive apps. Use the resources below to get started.


ThingSpeak Licenses

Standard license for commercial use, 30-day evaluation period

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