Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Moscow Noise Pollution

Urbica built their own cheap noise meters using the OrangePi platform with a microphone attached. They then placed their meters on Velobike stations around Moscow. With this data the team were then able to build a noise pollution model for the whole of Moscow.

The Noise Map of Moscow is the resulting interactive map of noise pollution in the Russian capital. At first glance the map appears to be little more than a road map of the city but if you zoom in you can see how certain roads, pubic spaces and areas around train stations are noisier than other roads and locations across the city.

Urbica's noise generation model includes factors such as building density and recognizes four different kinds of noise pollution sources; construction sites, roads, railways and public spaces. You can read more the model and how the map was made on the Urbica blog.

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