Software requirements in the 80's
- Until the 80's most consultancy projects were based on noise measurements due to complaints.
- As noise legislation became more strict, noise prediction became more important.
- New national and international noise prediction standards
- As there was no commercial software available many consultants started to develop their own prediction software
- First software
- No Graphical User Interface.
- Manual data entry, ASCII files in/out, small models
Software requirements nowadays
- Rapidly changing customer demands since mid 90's
- New systems: PC's, Windows, networks, system integration
- Data import/export: CAD/GIS data
- Larger models: complete cities
- Internet: Web publishing (noise maps , noise exposure)
- Competition: graphical user interface, faster calculations, more features
- Software development became a more complex and challenging task that involves a cross discipline team