noise mapping project Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Procedures to analyse noise maps in connection with noise action plans

    After finishing of the noise mapping of the European Noise Directive1” the noise action planning follows. This part of the END-projects concerns with measures for noise reduction in general and in detail and information and collaboration of the public. In this process a huge amount of measures and alternatives accumulates. Therefore automatic working tools for evaluation of the measures and ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Creating an entire country`s noise map - Case Study

    To comply with the European Union’s Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC, member states are required to create updated noise maps for large urban areas and major transportation sources every five years. The English government commissioned a single project to calculate sound levels across the whole of England which resulted in the world's biggest noise map. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Noise Planning Software Used to Map Major EU Roadways

    Most countries have a national noise policy to protect citizens from undesirable environmental noise levels from road, rail and air traffic and industrial sources. The European Noise Directive for the Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise outlines a coordinated method to achieve noise reduction in large cities as a first step, followed by smaller cities as a second step. The ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Queensland Rail – An example in effective noise mapping and noise control implementation for existing rail operations

    There is an increasing trend in the world today to model noise impacts of city-wide infrastructure such as rail, road and industrial activities.  This is particularly true of the European Union, which sought to produce an integrated approach across member states to predict city-wide long term average noise levels. The outcome of such an exercise usually results in production of noise ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • END noise mapping – the sustainable solution of the german federal railway authority, review to an outstanding

    The Federal Railway Authority of Germany was tendering 2006 a sustainable noise mapping system to fulfil the needs of the END (European Noise Directive). The aim of the project was to develop a system which contains all required model data and results for the first level of the EU noise mapping. In addition the system should be an integrated software solution to explore the model data. It should ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Implementing noise prediction standards in software

    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 ...


    By Softnoise GmbH

  • 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

  • Current Trends in Environmental Noise Calculation Software in Europe

    Introduction This paper briefly describes the state of the art of development of environmental noise calculation software in Europe, concentrated on the following areas: • The Harmonoise and Imagine projects and the Good Practice Guide on Strategic Noise Mapping • The role of combining measurements and calculations for more flexible problem solving • Uncertainty: qualitative methods ...

  • Current Trends in Environmental Noise Monitoring in Europe

    Introduction This paper briefly describes the state of the art of environmental noise monitoring development in Europe, including the needs, standards, legislation, data, technology, techniques and tools. This paper will concentrate on the following areas: • How Imagine and the development of ISO 20906 and ISO 1996 affect noise monitoring systems • The need and role of professional ...

  • Implementation of Noise Policy in the 15 Member States of the EU

    Abstract With the publication of the European Union’s Assessment & Management of Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC in 2002, all current 15 member states have to ratify and implement the directive in the coming years. In addition, the application member states, of which there are currently 10, also have to comply with this, and other, directives over a specified period. This involves the ...

  • Noise Calculation Software noise3D online Release 2

    Sankt Augustin, Germany – Sonja Christiansen Informatk GmbH is announcing Release 2.0 of the web enabled noise calculation solution noise 3D online™, a first in 3D noise prediction online services. If you need to predict or map noise levels in the industrial environment and require an affordable tool noise 3D online may be the solution. ...


  • North West Hotspots for Noise Nuisance Complaints [Infographic]

    Cirrus Research has been involved in an interesting project that looks at noise nuisance across the North West. Some of you might remember that we did a similar exercise last year for Yorkshire; this time around we went across the Pennines to see what kind of data we could retrieve from the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • NASA acts to reduce crawler transporter noise

    The United Space Alliance sought outsideassistance to evaluate and develop noise controlmeasures for NASA’s two CTs at KSC aspart of a modernisation and upgrading program.NASA selected Noise Solutions Inc. (ageneral acoustical contractor) and their subcontractorFaszer Farquharson & Associates ofCalgary, Canada to engage in this project. Thefirst phase of the sound study ...

  • Industrial hygiene assessment of a large chemical manufacturing facility – Case Study

    Challenge: Antea®Group was contracted by a large international chemical manufacturing organization to provide a plant-wide industrial hygiene assessment of chemical and noise exposures within their facility. The overall objective of the project was to evaluate worker exposures, compare results as to compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, and to provide ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Isuzu improve Diesel Engine Sound Quality

    In recent years, environmental issues have placed a big emphasis on vehicle emission and vehicle noise - including improved engine noise performance. It is becoming increasingly important not just to reduce the radiated sound pressure, but also to improve the sound quality of vehicles for the comfort of both passengers and local residents. In order to improve the perceived sound quality of diesel ...

  • Bridging the university-industry gap to design a silent aircraft

    Drawing from the expertise, knowledge and technology of an extensive network of partners, including the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority, Rolls-Royce, Boeing and Luton Airport, the Silent Aircraft Initiative has resulted in some truly innovative approaches to noise reduction. With a structured plat form that allows progressive improvements and stakeholder involvement, the total solution is ...

  • Potential-Field Methods

    Magnetic Surveys Designed and performed a total-field magnetometer survey of a 26-acre wood-waste landfill in Omak, Washington. This magnetic survey was designed to detect buried metallic debris to a depth of 12 feet and was augmented by an EM-34 soil conductivity (soil mapping) survey. Total Field Magnetic Survey - Omak, WashingtonDesigned and performed (utilizing a ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Optimus and Invictus are the Classic Combination - Case Study

    Imagine a perfect summer’s evening with a 40-strong classical orchestra playing to an appreciative audience in a leafy green park. So far, so very English. Add in the fact the Park is in the heart of Lancaster city surrounded by thousands of homes and the orchestra is playing sets of the Hacienda’s classic 90s house music hits and you can understand the headache facing Acoustic ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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