OpenStreetMap as a tool for environmental noise awareness education – a pilot project.

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Abstract

Environmental noise has been linked to a number of epidemiological indicators for stress, coronary disease, respiratory disease and other medical issues. Public understanding of the concept is poor, and public information sites are complex, not presenting users with context relevant information.

The Open Source mapping system OpenStreetMap was used to develop an online public information resource for the city of Southampton. A key element of this was the development of an interactive map which allowed the user to explore the city from a noise perspective, and to investigate access to quiet spaces using a routing algorithm in the mapping system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on ICT in Education
EditorsKen Fernstrom, Nancy Pyrini
PublisherUniversity of the Fraser Valley
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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Barlow, C., Battaner-Moro, J., Jones, M., Whitelegg, N., & Wright, P. (2011). OpenStreetMap as a tool for environmental noise awareness education – a pilot project. In K. Fernstrom, & N. Pyrini (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on ICT in Education University of the Fraser Valley.