Mapping Tools Articles

  • Ready for the future with CNOSSOS-EU!

    The Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC which appeared in 2002 raised the question among those who are “experts in noise” how noise mapping and noise action planning should be implemented throughout Europe. They all agreed that, in view of the completely different calculation methods in the European countries, the calculation results reached and exposure figures collected would ...


    By Wölfel Group

  • Festival music never sounded so good

    Music festivals have been popular for decades, with millions of attendees across the globe at events such as Lollapalooza in Argentina and Chile, Glastonbury in England or Coachella in the United States, to name but a few. Part of the attraction of festivals is the loud music but this can damage hearing and also be nuisance to those in the surrounding area. Jochen Schaal, Managing Director at ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Traffic Noise Mapping in Chile

    Against this backdrop of economic change, a two-year study got underway across three Chilean cities led by the Univ. Austral. and was supported by the Chilean Ministry of the Environment. Academically titled: “Development and analysis of noise maps of three urban agglomerations using modeling software”, the study concentrated on the Chilean cities of Coquimbo – La ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Kartotrak allows Dekra to justify undoubtely their conclusions

    Problematics “Our work is to provide our clients with the elements of decision they need to prepare site management plans for future remediation. Before we decided to include geostatistical approach in our projects, we were used to produce contamination maps based on very simple interpolation methods and empirical calculations. We needed a rational solution which enabled us ...


    By Geovariances

  • Mapping sedimentation features in an alluvial valley

    Sediments of the Rhone river are characterized by strong heterogeneity between clay, sand and gravel units. To map these units, we employed an electromagnetic instrument (DualEM421). This instrument das the advantage that no contact to the ground is required and it can be carried on foot. With the interpreted data it was possible to map different geologic units to a depth of up to 4.5m. ...


    By Geo2X

  • Case Study - 28 MW Dual-Flash Power Plant

    Brady Hot Springs, Nevada, USA – 1992 GDA was a partial owner in this successful project and was responsible for exploration and development of the resource. As Manager of Wellfield Development, GDA recommended the comprehensive wellfield development plan, formulated the exploration program, supervised surface geological mapping and geophysical surveys for siting production and injection ...

  • Noisy sites setting alarm bells ringing?

    Industrial sites such as refineries and factories will always be noisy, but with millions of people across the world occupationally exposed to hazardous noise, and noise-related hearing loss listed as one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns, what can be done about it? Arne Berndt, owner / adviser at SoundPLAN GmbH and SoundPLAN International LLC ...


    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. ...

  • How to manage Silence? A large scale noise management system

    Abstract Silence is the main noise management system for the Dutch highways and is used by the Dutch Ministry of Transport. The Silence system comprises IT infrastructure, environmental data, noise management software, an organisation, procedures and maintenance. Typical noise management system tasks involve data management, setup noise management software, software customisation, ...


    By Softnoise GmbH

  • Nonlinear phenomena in DC–DC buck converter by means of iteration mapping technique

    In this paper, the nonlinear phenomenon in DC/DC buck converter is studied. A practical design for a DC/DC buck converter was considered in this study, which results in a more comprehensive understanding for the phenomenon. The nonlinearity of the buck converter is studied using the iteration mapping technique. The results showed that if the system has a well–designed buck converter as well as a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Systems engineering: evolution and challenges

    In this paper, we investigate the evolution of systems engineering using a framework developed for this purpose. Systems engineering was conceived to deal with complex problems and has evolved to address new challenges as they have emerged. The field has made advances in design capabilities and the process by which products are brought to realisation. It has worked at the limits of what is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Suzuki Wind Tunnel used for full-vehicle noise source identification case study

    The Suzuki name can be seen on a full range of motorcycles, automobiles, outboard motors, and related products and is recognised throughout the world for quality products offering both reliability and originality. And Suzuki is always creating advanced ‘value-packed products’ for their customers. So, in 2006, as one of their investments, Suzuki’s R&D division built a new ...

  • Airparif uses Isatis to process 11 million+ mesh grids and generate daily air quality maps - Case Study

    Isatis has been part of Airparif data processing workflow for 10+ years. The software is used daily to gather data and map air pollution over Paris area. The facts Airparif is part of the French AASQA network (“Associations Agréées de Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air”). The AASQA are a French non-profit association accredited ...


    By Geovariances

  • High resolution maps of nitrogen dioxide for the Province of Styria, Austria

    Knowledge about the spatial distribution of NO 2 concentrations is beneficial for setting up air quality measurement plans, assessing exposure, or in licensing procedures, where background concentration levels are required. Styria (16.400 km², 1.2 million population) is the second largest province in Austria. In order to take topographical effects on the pollutant dispersion into account, wind ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Understanding the Turkish biotechnology system through the functions of an innovation system

    The paper empirically examines biotechnology innovation system in order to present the concerns of developing countries. Through mapping innovation processes/functions over time, it is possible to develop insights of the dynamics of innovation systems. This mapping is carried out for the Turkish biotechnology system, and the findings are summarised.Keywords: Turkey, biotechnology innovation, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The mix map modelling approach: research application – a thought for the service industry

    Strategy and tactics need to be developed in the same direction to gain success. This is the application of the research on building the new model which will combine strategy and tactics in marketing. The model will have to satisfy three conditions. It will have to be applicable, simple and interactive. The research will consist of three parts. The first part will be the literature review aimed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Electromagnetic (EMI) surveys

    EMI (EM-34) surveyDesigned and performed an EM-34 soil conductivity (soil mapping) survey of a 26-acre wood-waste landfill in Omak, Washington.  This soil mapping survey was designed to detect buried drums at a depth of 60 feet and was augmented by a total-field magnetometer survey. While employed with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), performed approximately 40 ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Case Study: Laurel Bed Dam

    Background Froehling & Robertson Inc were engaged by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to remediate seepage paths at the Laurel Bed dam. The dam had been leaking in excess of 500 gpm with water leaking in multiple locations. This water supply feeds a popular trout stream. If the dam failed, homes in the valley below the dam could be flooded. Q: ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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