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

Version 1 : Received: 8 February 2019 / Approved: 11 February 2019 / Online: 11 February 2019 (09:48:53 CET)

How to cite: Bocher, E.; Guillaume, G.; Picaut, J.; Petit, G.; Fortin, N. NoiseModelling: An Open Source GIS Based Tool to Produce Environmental Noise Maps. Preprints 2019, 2019020087 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201902.0087.v1). Bocher, E.; Guillaume, G.; Picaut, J.; Petit, G.; Fortin, N. NoiseModelling: An Open Source GIS Based Tool to Produce Environmental Noise Maps. Preprints 2019, 2019020087 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201902.0087.v1).

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 both in relation to a threshold value and level classes.

Subject Areas

Noise mapping; END directive; GIS; open source; standards, road traffic; population exposure

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