Based on the feedback we’ve received from all of you, we’ve listed some of the most annoying, disturbing, disruptive sounds and created a poll to vote for the most disturbing, headache inducing noise. Vote on the sidebar now. We want to find out what wins and then how to find ways to manage it or get rid of it!
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: