Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Audiotrail around CREATE

See the Google Map below for an example of how "Audiotrails" might be created to support citizen engagement on environmental noise.


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The audio was captured on a portable MP3 player which supports sound recording. The MP3 file is then uploaded to a web site or file storage site. Then in Google maps a route and placemarkers were added to a map and the route was linked to the stored MP3 file. When the route is clicked a link is shown for the audiotrail MP3 file.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Useful Noise Links

SILENCE project: www.silence-ip.org

NOISE-RELATED NETWORKS AND PROJECTS

· CALM Network: http://www.calm-network.com/

· The German Research Network "Quiet Traffic": http://www.fv-leiserverkehr.de/

· IPG - the Dutch Noise Innovation Program: http://www.innovatieprogrammageluid.nl/

· PREDIT - the French Programme of Research, Experimentation and Innovation in Land Transport: http://www.predit.prd.fr/

· X-Noise - a Network Dedicated to Aircraft: http://www.x-noise.net/

· Acoustic classification and conformity checking of road surfaces: http://www.cowiprojects.com/noiseclassification/index.html

· QCITY project: http://www.qcity.org/

· IMAGINE project: http://www.imagine-project.org/

· GYPSYNOISE project: http://www.gipsynoise.org/

· SMILE project: http://www.smile-europe.org/frame1.html - Guidelines of Road Traffic Noise Abatement: http://www.smile-europe.org/PDF/guidelines_noise.pdf

· GOAL project: http://www.goal-graz.at/en/index.htm

· SILVIA project: http://www.trl.co.uk/silvia/index.htm

· RoTraMoNo project: http://www.rotranomo.com/

· Sourdine project: http://www.sourdine.org/

· RANCH project : http://www.wolfson.qmul.ac.uk/RANCH_Project/

· HYENA: http://www.hyena.eu.com/

EU & INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

· The Sixth Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities (2002 - 2006): http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp6

· The Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities (2007 - 2013): http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7

· DG Environment: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/noise/home.htm

· CORDIS: http://cordis.europa.eu/

Friday, 25 April 2008

Noise Map video

This is a video made using CADNA-A noise mapping software showing the noise contours along the Avon Gorge. The camera flies under the suspension bridge and along the Avon (upstream)towards the Cumberland basin before turning left towards Hotwells.