environmental mapping Articles

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • Digital Soil Mapping as a Support to Production of Functional Maps

    Numerous environmental and socio-economic models (risk assessment, scenario testing, etc.) require soil parameters as inputs to estimate and forecast changes in our future life conditions. However, the availability of soil data is limited on both national and European scales. Soil information (i) is either missing at the appropriate scale, (ii) its meaning is not well explained for reliable ...


  • A spatial approach to mapping corporate environmental behaviour

    Drawing on the findings of an ongoing major empirical study of UK corporate attitude, this paper presents an exploratory analysis designed to provide an analytical instrument that will enable the identification of influences acting on companies in this field. The model is therefore intended to be more than an audit tool. Key influences are identified as falling into three distinct categories: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flood risk maps 2

    Flood risk is a combination of the likelihood of flooding and the potential consequences arising. There are different maps depending on the chosen hydrological scenario (see flood hazard maps). The flood risk maps should consider information about: the number of potentially affected inhabitants the type of economic activity on the area potentially affected other information ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Noise mapping of industrial sources

    Noise is often one of the environmental variables where it seems more difficult to guarantee full compliance with legal limits in complex industrial situations and/or in other multi-source environments. This paper describes the application of noise mapping techniques to industrial sources, such as factories, power plants, wind farms, showing the potential of its use, both at the design stage as ...


    By dBLab, Lda

  • Noise Mapping in Lille

    Lille, with a population of 1091 million inhabitants is the 4th largest agglomeration in France after Paris, Lyon, and Marseille. Situated at the heart of a network of 464 km motorways connecting six European cities (Brussels, Bonn, the Hague, London, Luxembourg and Paris), the metropolis of Lille also has the densest railway network of France after Paris. Pascal Thomas and his team of 8 ...

  • Semantic-based access to environmental reports using topic maps

    Environmental reporting is an essential component of an organisation's communication with its stakeholders. In order to automate environmental reporting of organisations, the discussion focuses today on structuring and standardising environmental reports using the eXtensible Markup Language (XML). The development of XML-based environmental reporting is embedded in the process towards shaping an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Impact Assessment: Mapping the Interface between Agriculture, Development and the Natural Environment?

    Abstract: Maintaining a balance between promoting agriculture and food production, and controlling or minimising its environmental impacts, has always been problematic. Since 1947, changes in agricultural land use have largely remained outside the scope of the planning system, whatever their negative environmental implications. The assumption that agricultural development should remain beyond ...


  • What do the data show? Knowledge map development for comprehensive environmental assessment

    Environmental and human health risk assessments benefit from utilizing data that crosses multiple scientific domains. While individual data points may often be readily understood, the total picture can be difficult to envision. This is especially true when there are gaps in the data (e.g., with emerging substances like engineered nanomaterials [ENM]), such that simply presenting only known ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • European Digital Archive of Soil Maps (EuDASM); Metadata of The Soil Maps of Asia

    The European Digital Archive of Soil Maps (EuDASM) was initiated by the MOSES (Monitoring the State of European Soil) action team members of the Soil and Waste Unit (SWU) in the Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IES), located at the Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy in collaboration with ISRIC – World Information Centre, Wageninegen, The Netherlands to establish a global digital ...


  • Eco-efficiency as a road-mapping instrument for WEEE implementation

    A comprehensive and quantitative eco-efficiency concept for end-of-life consumer electronics is developed at the TU Delft. It addresses the key question in setting up take-back systems for discarded consumer electronics: how much environmental improvement can be realised per amount of money invested? This paper highlights the latest results of applying the concept in practice on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A road map for emerging low-exergy HVAC systems

    An exergy-conscious life cycle costing algorithm was developed. This algorithm establishes a reference tool to compare conventional air conditioning systems with alternative HVAC systems, which can directly operate with low-exergy alternative energy resources. The cost of exergy waste in conventional heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) is included in terms of the difference ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Spatial mapping of the city of Lisbon using biomonitors

    Biomonitoring is used to study the performance of a single air sampler as representing air elemental concentrations in Lisbon. A database of chemical elements' concentrations was obtained by analysing exposed lichens and bark, hung on courtyard trees of 22 Lisbon basic schools from January to May 2008 and June to October 2008 (winter and summer campaigns). Electric conductivity was also measured ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green supply chain management: mapping the territory

    The objective of this paper is to identify the main definitions, related practices and to point out future directions in green supply chain management (GSCM). After a literature review and systematisation of the published articles in this field, it was possible to identify: a) the main research objectives of analysed papers; b) the research methods adopted; c) the predominantly analysed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Calibrated aerial photos ease noise mapping

    Calibrated Aerial Photos Ease Noise Modelling For smaller projects or where geographical vector data is missing, using aerial photos is an elegant solution for helping build environmental noise calculation models. With Predictor 7810’s new GeoReference function, aerial photos and map images can be easily calibrated according to your local coordinate system. The coordinate ...

  • Map Algal Blooms with Satellite Remote Sensing Technology

    The quality of water bodies is a key determinant in the usability of the resource for the purpose required. It is therefore of great importance to managers of hydrologic resources to be able to confidently tell the status of their water resource. One of the major problems in the quality of surface water bodies is the blooming of algae and blue green algae. Algal blooms can result in ecological, ...


    By LG Sonic

  • An Industrial Noise Map is Basic to Hearing Conservation

    An Industrial Noise Map Is Basic to Hearing Conservation In the U.S., OSHA has set regulations on worker noise exposure. The usual measurement method is to use a portable noise dosimeter attached to a worker that measures noise exposure as the person moves about the work area. However, this does nothing to identify the source and location of the noise. When conducing a noise survey, a noise ...

  • MapAtWork - an efficient tool for making contour maps for workplaces

    General purpose interpolation software has an overkill of functionality for making a simple contour map based on measurements. MapAtWork and NolseAtWork software will significantly reduce the time you would normally spend on getting your maps done. The Bio plotter I started at DGMR in 1981 as acoustic consultant. At that time there was no software available for making nice ...


    By Softnoise GmbH

  • Flood Risk Mapping for Scotland Takes Off

    Untitled Document Scotland has an area of roughly 79,000km2 and a population of five ...


    By Innovyze

  • UK Research Reveals Lima as Fastest Noise Mapping Package

    In June 2006, Hepworth Acoustics Limited presented two papers at Euronoise 2006 in Tampere, Finland (see www.bksv.com/4112.asp) on research carried out for the United Kingdom government into noise mapping calculation time. The research was carried out in support of Defra’s Noise Research Advisory Service (NRAS) contract and studied the effect of calculation efficiency ...

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