On September 1st, 2018, the NoiseCapture application celebrated its first year of existence.
NoiseCapture is a free and open-source Android application that allows users to measure and share the noise environnement. Each noise measure is combined with its GPS track so that the result can be displayed in a interactive map within the application, but also on the following dedicated page http://noise-planet.org/map.html.
After one year of measurement, the figures show the success of this project. Thus, nearly 28,000 contributors made over 99,000 noise measurements (more than 270 per day) for a cumulative duration of 242 days in 189 countries.
Note that the collected data set is available under open license at http://data.noise-planet.org
Developed by members of the DECIDE team (Vannes) of Lab-STICC - CNRS and UMRAE laboratory of Ifsttar (Nantes), NoiseCapture is based on a larger ecosystem dedicated to the measurement and modelling of sound environments called Noise-Planet (http://noise-planet.org/).
- Erwan Bocher, Gwendall Petit, Judicaël Picaut, Nicolas Fortin, Gwenaël Guillaume, "Collaborative noise data collected from smartphones", Data in Brief, Volume 14, 2017, Pages 498-503, ISSN 2352-3409, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2017.07.039.
- Gwenael Guillaume, Arnaud Can, Gwendall Petit, et al., "Noise mapping based on participative measurements". Noise Mapping, 3.1, 2016, https://doi.org/10.1515/noise-2016-0011