Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A World of Sound on Google Maps

The Audio and Acoustic Engineering Research Centre at the University of Salford wants to build a sound map of the world. Sound Around You allows users to upload sound clips to a Google Map either from the Sound Around You iPhone app or from a recording stored on your computer.

One really nice feature of the Sound Around You map is the use of Google Street View. When you select a marker on the map, to listen to a submitted sound clip, where available a Street View window opens on the map and automatically pans 360 degrees. The Street View animation really helps to convey the environment in which the sound was recorded.

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