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NoiseModelling: An Open Source GIS Based Tool to Produce Environmental Noise Maps

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French National Centre for Scientific Research, Lab-STICC, F-56017 Vannes, France
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Environmental Acoustics Research Unit (UMRAE), French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), Centre for Studies on Risks, Mobility, Land Planning and the Environment (CEREMA), F-67035 Strasbourg, France
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Environmental Acoustics Research Unit (UMRAE), Centre for Studies on Risks, Mobility, Land Planning and the Environment (CEREMA), French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), F-44344 Bouguenais, France
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8(3), 130; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8030130
Received: 8 February 2019 / Revised: 23 February 2019 / Accepted: 26 February 2019 / Published: 4 March 2019
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Abstract

The urbanisation phenomenon and related cities expansion and transport networks entail preventing the increase of population exposed to environmental pollution. Regarding noise exposure, the Environmental Noise Directive demands on main metropolis to produce noise maps. While based on standard methods, these latter are usually generated by proprietary software and require numerous input data concerning, for example, the buildings, land use, transportation network and traffic. The present work describes an open source implementation of a noise mapping tool fully implemented in a Geographic Information System compliant with the Open Geospatial Consortium standards. This integration makes easier at once the formatting and harvesting of noise model input data, cartographic rendering and output data linkage with population data. An application is given for a French city, which consists in estimating the impact of road traffic-related scenarios in terms of population exposure to noise levels in relation to both a threshold value and level classes. View Full-Text
Keywords: noise mapping; END directive; GIS; open source; standards; road traffic; population exposure noise mapping; END directive; GIS; open source; standards; road traffic; population exposure
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Bocher, E.; Guillaume, G.; Picaut, J.; Petit, G.; Fortin, N. NoiseModelling: An Open Source GIS Based Tool to Produce Environmental Noise Maps. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8, 130.

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