NoiseCapture celebrates its first year of existence

Published 9/18/2018

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

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

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 (


Related publications


- 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,


- Gwenael Guillaume, Arnaud Can, Gwendall Petit, et al., "Noise mapping based on participative measurements". Noise Mapping, 3.1, 2016,

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