Shipping Noise

Shipping Noise Prediction in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea Ship data Data on ship location, type, etc. are obtained in near-real time from the MarineTraffic ship tracking service (www.marinetraffic.com). Typical spectral source levels are used depending on ship type and navigation condition. Propagation modeling The results presented here are from adiabatic normal mode calculations using the…

National Transportation Noise Map

The noise map facilitates the tracking of trends in transportation-related noise, by mode, and collectively for multiple transportation modes. The data allow viewing the national picture of potential exposure to aviation and highway noise. The data also allow viewing of the potential exposure at the state or county level. The National Transportation Noise Map is…

Mimi

The Mimi data, collected from over 200,000 hearing tests worldwide, presents the difference between a participant’s actual age and their hearing age. The hearing age reflects the age of the participant’s hearing ability and is calculated via the hearing test undertaken within the Mimi app. The difference between the actual age and hearing age of…

Cities and Memory

What is Cities & Memory? Remixing the world, one sound at a time Cities and Memory is a global field recording & sound art work that presents both the present reality of a place, but also its imagined, alternative counterpart – remixing the world, one sound at at time. Every faithful field recording document on the…

Localingual

Localingual is a site for listening to and recording dialects/languages around the world.

311 Noise

This map visualizes 7919 noise complaints recorded by Chicago’s 311 service between 2010 – 2013. Chicago is full of noise, and we have learned to live with most of it. This map shows the noise that we consider to be out of the ordinary or unpleasant enough to try to stop. The noise complaints are…

Leafblower Soundmap

A bunch of neighbors were sitting around the other night, talking yard work, and the conversation returned to a frequent target: a certain ex-neighbor, now long gone, who was unduly fond of his leaf blower. This is a familiar tale, how he tormented the block every autumn weekend chasing leaves around his small yard with…

The City in Urban Parks and Gardens

This article takes a look at how parks and gardens with different landscape structures relate to their urban environment acoustically. Although the majority of users seem to appreciate the sound quality of urban parks and gardens and consider them as isolated spaces protected from the city and traffic noise, this is the expression of idealised…

Soinumapa

Welcome to SOINUMAPA.NET Basque country Sound Map open archive project. Based on phonography or the art of recording environmental sounds, our aim is to show, share and exchange field recordings made in the Basque Country. Right now, you will find more than 1500 sound recordings: city noises, natural ambiences, animals, celebrations and parties, places, happenings,…

Rentlingo

What is RentLingo’s Noise Level Index? While there are many aspects to consider when searching for a new apartment, the noise level of the neighborhood is often the most overlooked and difficult to answer. Yet, anyone that has lived in a noisy area will tell you how annoying it is to be unable to sleep…

How Loud ?

Soundscore™ is HowLoud, Inc.’s patent-pending technology to build our noise map and deliver data to users. A Soundscore™ rating is a number between 50 (very loud) and 100 (very quiet) that tells you how loud a location is due to environmental noise. What other single number tells you more about what it is like to…

Jerusalem Sound Map

A map of the religious sounds from Central Jerusalem, including mosques and calls to prayer, churches and their bells, a siren at the entry of the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat), etc. – See more at: http://visual.ly/jerusalem-sound-map#sthash.pFk9bKxK.dpuf

StereoPublic

stereopublic: crowdsourcing the quiet is a participatory art project that asks you to navigate your city for quiet spaces, share them with your social networks, take audio and visual snapshots, experience audio tours and request original compositions made using your recordings.

Global Modular Synth

Yuri Suzuki is mapping the sounds of the world. For his Global Synthesiser Project he’s created the Global Modular synth. An interactive electronic musical instrument built in collaboration with manufacturer Moog, it can mix 80 environmental sounds from around the planet. “The idea was to present all of the world’s sound identities,” says the London-based…

Open Sound New Orleans

Open Sound New Orleans is a community media project that invites and enables New Orleanians to document their lives in sound. You can participate by recording, or making recording requests for, the important sounds and voices in your life and adding them to the soundmap. In order to facilitate a diversity of direct dispatches from…

NYSoundmap [Sound-Seeker]

Maps are tools for understanding the world from different points of view – political, cultural, personal, and historical. Maps hold the power to shape the truth about the world and mapmakers shape the future. The NYSoundmap is a container – a concept or idea to hold many types of processes and projects. The project reaches…

Nature SoundMap

A group of professional nature recordists from around the globe have collaborated to develop Nature Soundmap, an enjoyable and interactive way of exploring the natural sounds of our planet. Combining high-quality field recordings with the latest satellite imagery, the project brings together some of nature’s most beautiful, interesting and inspiring sounds. Hear the World Like…

Quiet areas in Europe

Noise pollution is a major problem for Europe’s environment. Transport and industry are the main sources of concern and prolonged exposure can damage human health and adversely affect ecosystems. European legislation aims to reduce noise pollution and also highlights the need to preserve areas that are currently unaffected. These so called quiet areas are an…

Rumeur : réseau de mesure de l’environnement sonore

La plateforme « Rumeur » développée par Bruitparif est un outil moderne de consultation des données collectées sur des sites de mesure de l’environnement sonore. L’application a été conçue dans l’objectif de donner le maximum de transparence à l’information en rendant facilement compréhensible et intuitive la manière dont le bruit fluctue au cours du temps…

Montréal Sound Map

Sound maps are in many ways the most effective auditory archive of an environment, touching on aspects political, artistic, cultural, historical, and technological. The Montréal Sound Map is a web-based soundscape project that allows users to upload field recordings to a Google Map of Montréal. The soundscape is constantly changing, and this project acts as…

MoMA Studio: Common Senses Sound Map

What does the world sound like where you are? Listen to what you hear at home and outdoors, at MoMA, in nature and in the city. Make a field recording and submit it to us via our Soundcloud DropBox to share on our MoMA Studio Sound Map. Be sure to ZOOM IN to hear the…

Miami ville sonore

Conception : V. Jolivet, Dpt. de Géographie, Univ. de Montréal ; Réalisation : H. Parmentier, UMR 5600, ENS de Lyon. Sources : sons : © V. Jolivet, Univ. de Montréal ; images : © V. Jolivet et © Google Street View.

Österreichische Mediathek

The Austrian library (OeM) is a branch of the Technisches Museum Wien. Our audiovisual archive contains more than two million sound recordings and videos about Austrian culture and history.

Mapa Sonoru – Asturias

Durante la mayor parte de la Historia se han utilizado objetos, arquitectura, imágenes y textos para tener una visión del pasado. Se sabe que en 1860 se realizó la primera grabación de sonido de la que se tenga noticias, por lo que gran parte del patrimonio sonoro no ha sido registrado. En la actualidad hay varios…

Mapa Sonoro de Lugo

Bienvenid@ al proyecto de puesta en valor del patrimonio inmaterial sonoro de Lugo. Estamos en http://mapasonoro.abrahamfelpeto.es Mapa Sonoro Ciudad de Lugo nace como parte práctica de mi proyecto de fin de máster de Dirección de Actividades Educativas e<span class=”text_exposed_show”>n la Naturaleza. Este proyecto consiste en la recogida y publicación de los sonidos y del medio…

Curitiba – Mapa Sonoro

Welcome to Curitiba Sound Map ! Started in 2015, this virtual map shows soundscapes and curitibanos reports and “curitibocas” about the memories, experiences and aural perceptions of places in town, shared sometimes as “images” poetically individuals, sometimes as collective references and familiar to many. In one way or another, are reports that present an unusual perspective…

Mapa Sonoro y Estadístico de Lenguas Indígenas y Originarias (Peru)

Gracias a las herramientas estadísticas, en dicha plataforma se puede acceder a información sobre el número de lenguas habladas en cada departamento, así como la cantidad de hablantes de las lenguas indígenas u originarias de cada región. El mapa también incluye  información sobre los intérpretes y traductores capacitados por el Ministerio de Cultura, mostrando datos…

Manchester: Peripheral

Over the past decades, British cities have changed dramatically. As the business of urban redevelopment grows, it has increasingly focused on attracting young, affluent professionals, whilst ignoring or excluding many other communities and cultures. Communities and cultures that are so central to a city’s history and continued vitality. We are left with a series of…

The London Sound Survey

The London Sound Survey collects the sounds of everyday public life throughout London and compiles past accounts to show how the sound environment has changed. This page explains more about the site. The idea for the London Sound Survey formed while I was working as a storeman in the British Library Sound Archive. Older members…

Listen to Africa

The Listen to Africa expedition is a two year journey by bicycle to record some of the sounds of Africa – from oral histories and music to soundscapes and wildlife; recording and publishing sound seems an appropriate way to communicate from a continent that has so much to say and is so rarely heard outside of…

Paris XIIIth century

La musicologue Mylène Pardoen a reconstitué l’ambiance sonore du quartier du Grand Châtelet à Paris, au XVIIIe siècle. Présenté au salon de la valorisation en sciences humaines et sociales, à la Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, son projet associe historiens et spécialistes de la 3D. Paris comme vous ne l’avez jamais entendu ! C’est…

Cartophonies

Le site « Cartophonies » a pour objectif d’explorer l’expérience sonore contemporaine et d’aider a les prendre en compte dans l’avenir et dans les projets de transformation. Il contribue à construire une connaissance des milieux habités, du vécu des espaces et des ambiances contemporaines, celles du passé proche comme celles du futur. Il propose ainsi…

Douro Mapa Sonoro

In this blog you can explore different ambiences and sonic happenings throughout this river’s journey, from its source in the glaciar mountains of Picos the Urbion, in Soria, Spain, onto its estuary in the city of Porto, Portugal. An interactive audio journey through the sounds of the Douro. This is the web version of a…

Da_sense

da_sense is Telecooperation’s data platform for Smart Cities. da_sense offers easy read and write APIs for sensor data, advanced data processing and visualization. The focus of da_sense is to offer sensor data in high quantity and quality. This is achieved by correlation data on different data layers available in Smart Cities. We call this a…

Canberra Noise Annoyances

Either Canberra is getting noisier, or more of us are fed up with it. Noise complaints have exploded across Canberra, new figures reveal. Close to 1300 noise complaints were made across the city last year, about 45 per cent more than the previous year – and 2015’s rowdiest suburb barely warranted a mention the year…

Brussels SoundMap

Quoi ? La cartographie sonore de Bruxelles fait émerger l’identité, polyphonique, de la ville. Ses paysages sonores sont en constante évolution. Les sons que vous pouvez écouter ont été enregistrés dans le cadre de collectes thématiques ou spontanées, collectives ou individuelles, professionnelles ou amateurs. Prises de son brutes ou montées, elles ont toutes en commun…

Sons do Porto

Since 2010, the port area of Rio de Janeiro has undergone accelerated structural and architectural changes that also transformed the use of public spaces. The Port Sounds project was born in order to accompany these changes, focusing on the sound aspect. The sound is an important variant of the urban experience that can give clues…

Lisbon SoundMap

Lisbon Sound Map is a work in progress over five years, but with a public presentation of the first sound collections after six months. Taken from the fixed stations, the monitoring and recording of sonic territories will be done in studies, particularly those with classic sound marks and considered historical places (the Pombaline lower part…

Inukjuak Sound Map

Sound maps serve as effective auditory archives of our environments, touching on political, artistic, anthropological, and technological facets. Montreal sound artist Nimalan Yoganathan recently participated in an artist residency in Inukjuak, Nunavik during July and August 2009 (funded by Conseil des arts et des lettres du quebec). He was studying and recording the sonic environment…

Firenze Sound Map

What is Firenze Sound Map? + an interactive and open source tool of mapping the Florentine soundscapes as emotionally perceived by people. + a collective sound map open to the participation of citizens, tourists and city users. Would you like to contribute to Firenze Sound Map? Follow the instructions! + Record a sound that you…

Het geluid van Nederland

In the project “The Sound of Netherlands”s Own Recordings are from the unique geluidenarchiefvan Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision made available. This collection consists of some 10,000 sound recordings from the ’50s to the’ 90s, from horse-drawn trams and street vendors to riots in Amsterdam and the Elfstedentocht of 1986. Of this, a selection…

Global Soundmap

WELCOME TO GLOBAL SOUNDMAP We started Global Sound Map as an art project in 2005. The idea was to create a new kind of map, a sound map over our hometown Göteborg, Sweden – Göteborg Sound Map. The map was based on site specific sounds, choices from the citizens of Göteborg. We now expand to…

Freesound

Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, … released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. Freesound provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to: browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a “sounds-like” type of browsing and more upload and download…

Fleurieu Sound Map

It is a field recording project facilitated by South Australian sound artist, Tristan Louth-Robins. Since 2011 sonically significant sites on the Fleurieu Peninsula have been sought out and recorded. Sites are chosen on the basis of their geographic, phenomelogical, aesthetic or historical significance.

China From the Inside

Explore China, its diversity and peoples through the extraordinary field audio recordings captured by sound recordist, Peter Eason with photos taken by filmmaker, Jonathan Lewis. Listen to over twenty scenes that include busy city streets, musical performances, sounds of nature, religious ceremonies and people going about their lives inside China.  

Mapa Sonoro Valdivia

El Instituto de Acústica de la Universidad Austral de Chile elaboró para el Ministerio del Medio Ambiente el estudio “Elaboración y Análisis de Mapas de Ruido de Tres Conurbaciones Mediante Software de Modelación” (ID: 608897-50-LP13). Este proyecto concluyó en 2015, y luego de dos años de trabajo se estudiaron y obtuvieron los mapas de ruido…

Global Noise Pollution Map

Visualization of noise pollution for the entire world based on top of OSM data. Search for your city and check for the noisy places. Using global street, landuse and building data from OpenStreetMap we can approximate where noise pollution might happen. We use a very simple noise model inspired by noise pollution concept of Cities…

Good City Life – Chatty Maps

CHATTY MAPS Urban sound has a huge influence over how we perceive places. Yet, city planning is concerned mainly with noise, simply because annoying sounds come to the attention of city officials in the form of complaints, while general urban sounds cannot be easily captured at city scale. To capture both unpleasant and pleasant sounds,…

Musical Map

In our connected world, people everywhere tend to enjoy the same top hits, as we can tell by looking atthe top song in each country. But when most travelers visit another place, they don’t seek out the same food they eat at home, even if they can find it. We travel to experience what makes a place…

Favorite Chicago Sounds

What is FCS Favorite Chicago Sounds is a collaborative web site designed to showcase unique audio portraits of Chicago and mirror what Chicagoans think about their city’s soundscape. It is the Chicago manifestation of an international series of Favorite Sounds projects, started by British sound artist Peter Cusack. I collaborated with Cusack in 2006 to…

Cinco Cidades

Cinco Cidades is a cross-disciplinary project documenting the cultures and sounds of five cities across Portugal. The project culminates in a live tour across Portugal in May 2007 with musicians William Parker, Victor Gama and Guillermo Brown (“The Folk Songs Trio”). In each city, The Folk Songs Project will create an ambient backdrop of sounds…

Carte sonore de Caen

Carte sonore de Caen Cette carte n’est pas faite pour localiser des lieux ou des monuments de la ville, mais pour retranscrire des ambiances sonores de différents endroits et qui par la multitude des compositions sonores donne un portrait global de la ville. L’utilisateur expérimente la ville en cherchant les sons, en les écoutant, et…

CityField Recordings

cityfieldrecordings project is the Master in Digital Postproduction of Audio’s Final Work, from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. The project has been developed at CREAMA (Center for Research in Electro-Acoustic Music and Audio), from the New Media Music Studios at Hanyang University, in Seoul, South Korea. Field recordings are made at several locations in different…

Belfast Sound Map

The Belfast Sound Map is an open resource that aims at engaging local communities in capturing everyday sound and hence characterise the soundscape of the city. We encourage not only the submission of sound recordings, but also other forms of experiencing and registering sound, such as text or image. The overall design of this platform…

Sons de Barcelona

The goal of Sons de Barcelona (Sounds of Barcelona) is to foster interest in sound and sound technologies, as means to learn about and influence our environment. Through the use of creative strategies and exercises, participants in our workshops learn to listen, think and work with environmental sounds. The project focuses as well on networked…

Audiomapa

Cartografía sonora colaborativa dedicada a compartir, investigar y archivar el paisaje sonoro con un foco en LatinoAmérica. El mapa contiene diversos modos de navegación y escucha, como situaciones organizadas por categorías: urbanas, naturales, sociales, submarinas, electromagnéticas, etc, navegación de sonidos individuales, navegación aleatoria, por autor o incluso la creación de viajes sonoros dentro de un…

Athens Sound Map

Every map is made for a purpose and obeys an interest. Each cartography is an accumulation that in turn permits the existence of infinite cartographies of the same space or the creation of multiple maps within the Map. It may perhaps be possible to design a non-map, a negative of a map that would contain…

Andalucia SoundScape

Andalucía_Soundscape es un proyecto online que pretende, bajo la aportación de la escucha, ser vehículo de conocimiento, estímulo, divulgación y re-descubrimiento de la comunidad autónoma andaluza, su entorno y complejo entramado de relaciones sociales que conviven en ella, empleando el uso de la red como medio y espacio para generar, albergar y difundir conocimiento. El…

Aporee

radio aporee Over the years, and thanks to a broad community of artists, phonographers and individuals working with sound and field recording, radio aporee has collected a comprehensive corpus of sounds from all around the world, and has provided many collaborative tools for artistic practices and research in the field. In addition to aspects of…

Locus Sonus

Locus Sonus Stream Project offers a worldwide network of “open mikes” that permanently stream local soundscapes to a dedicated server. The resulting live audio is used in a large variety of artistic projects. The microphones are installed and maintained by volunteer participants.  

Sound Transit

SoundTransit is a collaborative, online community dedicated to field recording and phonography. On this site, you can plan a sonic journey through various locations recorded around the world, or you can search the database for specific sounds by different artists from certain places. If you are a phonographer, you can also contribute your recordings for…

Wide Noise

EveryAware is an EU project intending to integrate environmental monitoring, awareness enhancement and behavioral change by creating a new technological platform combining sensing technologies, networking applications and data-processing tools. Thanks to the new mobile technologies (smartphone, tablet, etc.), people will be able to monitor the pollution of their environment (a street, a room, a car)…

Bruit Parif

La Directive Européenne 2002/49/CE relative à la gestion du bruit dans l’environnement demande à ce que des cartes stratégiques du bruit soient produites au sein des agglomérations de plus de 250 000 habitants et le long des grandes infrastructures de transport comme Paris. Afin de donner une vision globale de l’environnement sonore en Ile-de-France, Bruitparif…

Sound Around You

The Audio and Acoustic Engineering Research Centre at the University of Salford is building a sound map of the world to investigate how sounds in our everyday environment make us feel.We’re calling people across the world to use their iphone (or any other audio recorder) to record clips of around 30 seconds in length from…

Ecouter Paris

Le projet Écouter Paris propose d’explorer la ville par la seule dimension du son. Un Paris réel, mais porté par l’imaginaire, bâti de murmures, de fracas, de rumeurs, de brouhahas, de voix lointaines ou intimes, des bruits du jour et de la nuit, des mille et une histoires que racontent les sons sur les lieux…