noise maps Articles

  • Noise mapping of roads in England

    Landmark Solutions, the UK provider of geospatial information, solutions and services, was selected by DEFRA as the prime contractor to carry out noise mapping for the Potteries area of the West Midlands. This work forms part of the Government’s National Ambient Noise Strategy (NANS), part of which is focused on mapping noise levels from roads, railways, aircraft and industrial sites across ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • In-situ noise level mapping for vehicle floor carpet

    Noise level mapping of test vehicles' floor carpets was undertaken for three frequency bands, that is, low-(2,000 Hz) to compare noise control treatment performance and effectiveness. On-road tests including idling conditions and constant speed tests of 40, 60 and 80 kph were undertaken. Noise level contour maps indicate that the luxury class test vehicle ...


    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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · production of noise maps · commands 3

    4.1 CUSTIC Software 3.2 Before you attempt to install and use the program, make sure your personal computer meets the hardware and software requirements shown in ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · EU strategic noise maps · commands 11

    Open.- This command is to open an existing file. The program files exist as separate files with .cus filename extension.   Save the current work with the Save command before clicking the Open ...

  • 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

  • Occupational noise - Noise control at the workplace starts with measurements

    We often automatically turn to personal protective equipment in order to restrict noise. Yet there are other solutions. NoiseAtWork software enables us to map the situation quickly. It has been scientifically proven that exposure to noise which exceeds 80 dB(A) causes hearing loss, but lower levels can also cause physical and mental complaints. Noise also has a disruptive effect on communication ...


    By Softnoise GmbH

  • 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

  • Urban Noise Monitoring in Madrid

    Dynamic mapping helps Madrid improve the quality of life for her citizens and visitors alike. With its 3 000 000 inhabitants and 2500 km of streets, Madrid is an excellent example of what can be done to improve human comfort related to urban noise. Since the late 60s, Madrid City Council has been working on noise problems. During this period, global environmental analysis has focused on how ...

  • Noise Moinitoring at Toronto Airport

    Running a Caring Business Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada's busiest airport. The number of passengers passing through its halls is expected to increase from 28 million in 2001 to around 50 million by the year 2020. The area surrounding the Airport has a population of over 4 million. This presents the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) with a major challenge to minimise ...

  • Environmental Noise (Booklet)

    About this booklet This booklet deals with environmental noise − for example, noise from industrial sites, road and rail traffic, airports and fairgrounds. It does not cover related issues such as building acoustics, building vibration or domestic noise. Neither does it cover human response to vibration nor industrial uses of sound and vibration measurements. Please contact ...

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · background noise · ambient noise pollution · commands 13

    Bitmaps and scanned maps must be loaded into memory and then adapted to the program scale (we will make use of the Scale command). The X-Axis width (meters) in the program window can be easily changed to be able to compare both images (simulation results and background maps). Then, the X-Axis width (in meters) of the imported map and the X-Axis width (in meters) of ...

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