Your own smartphone is a powerful sensing platform: we offer you the possibility for examining and visualizing noise levels in real time within your city and enriching them with comments and photos.
We propose a Web-based recommendation system that exploits mobile crowd-sensed data from citizens, in order to suggest noise abatement policies and urban mobility changes to city managers.
Our platform can be adopted for creating large-scale experiential activities about sound and acoustics, capable of engaging teachers and students into Massive Online Open Laboratories (MOOLs).
They are the key enabling factor for achieving extensive data collection, so that new knowledge about noise levels and better environmental awareness can be achieved across the city.
Public administrators need to detect possible noise pollution sources and to correlate them with urban mobility issues, in order to improve the quality of life for their citizenship.
City Soundscape has been developed by Alba Project s.r.l. in the “Smart Planning for Urban Mobility” project. This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 632853 (sub-grant agreement n. 021), by frontierCities.
The frontierCities accelerator exploits FIWARE, a set of open APIs easing the development of smart applications in multiple vertical sectors, ranging from technology to society.
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Sergio De Lorenzis