Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Berlin Noise Map

The Berliner Morgenpost has published an interactive map of noise levels throughout Berlin. Lärmkarte Berlin provides a heat-map view of road, public transit, airport and industrial noise throughout the city.

If you mouse-over any part of the heat-map layer you can view the noise levels at that location. The information includes the recorded decibel levels for both day & night time and a breakdown of the decibel levels from road and transit noise.

The data for the map comes from a noise survey undertaken every five years by the Berlin Senate Administration for Urban Development and Environment. The map does not include ambient neighborhood noise, for example from nearby pubs and nightclubs.

The two information windows, at the top right of the map, provide links to the noisiest and quietest neighborhoods in Berlin, with video interviews with residents who live in these areas.

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