Map Some Noise

Using your smartphone, you can help with noise pollution in your city. NoiseTube is a research project in the form of a mobile app available on the iOS and Android platform which you can download and use to measure the amount of noise in your locale, tag it and upload it to the online server to create a collaborative noise map which others can view. Using a participatory approach through the input of the general public, the app creates a huge array of data that can be far more detailed than official versions.

So far the app has been downloaded by 10,000 people with 2,700 registered on the NoiseTube website. The website provides users a place to look up their locale and find more information about the noise levels in their neighbourhood.

Watch a demo of the app here:

10 Things That Can Happen When You Actually Listen

1. You show that you care about a viewpoint other than your own.

2. You demonstrate patience.

3. You become a team player.

4. You prevent yourself from making assumptions or jumping to conclusions.

5. You broaden (rather than narrow) the discussion.

6. You ask better questions.

7. You show support.

8. You become genuinely interested in other people.

9. You become more connected with others.

10. You become ‘present’.