Friday, November 07, 2014
Mapping Noise Pollution
WideNoise is an smartphone application that allows anyone to monitor noise pollution. The WideNoise Map allows you to explore the data collected by users of the app across the globe.
The map uses colored map markers to visualize the decibel level of each noise level reading. You can click on the individual markers to view the exact number of decibels recorded and to view the date of the reading.
The WideNoise website includes a Statistics Page where you can also explore data on the number of noise level readings made, the overall user activity across the world for the last three days and the global noise average recorded during the last days.
NoiseWatch is another crowd-sourced noise pollution map. The map shows noise level readings from a number of official scientific sources and from crowd-sourced observations from the NoiseWatch smartphone app.
The official noise data is provided by a number of European cities and from near real time noise measures in some European cities. This map also uses colored markers to visualize the decibel levels of each reading and you can click on each marker to view the exact number of decibels recorded and the date of the reading.
AirCasting is a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing environmental data using your smartphone. The AirCasting smartphone app lets you capture real-world sound measurements, annotate the data and share it on a Google Map.
The AirCasting app can also be used to measure temperature, humidity and fine particulate matter concentrations. If you are only interested in the noise level readings you can filter the results displayed on the AirCasting map to show only the sound measurement readings made with the app.