Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 121, Issue 1–3, pp 103–108 | Cite as

Mapping of Noise by Using Gis in ŞAnliurfa

  • Guzel YilmazEmail author
  • Yuksel Hocanli


Traffic noise results from highways where the most important source of noise in cities. This noise has the properties of linear source. Constitution of noise maps has become compulsory to see the regions that are influenced from the noise, and to put forward the future environmental approaches. During the mapping of the noise, generally two fundamental problems are encountered, excessive time requirement for the measurement of noise and determining the method for the constitution of maps.

This study was conducted in Sanliurfa city of Turkey, in 3×4 km area. Continuous weekly data were obtained in 11 measurement points. By using these data in (GIS) environment, preparation of the most reliable map in the shortest time is achieved by the interpolation method.


GIS interpolation noise maps noise sources traffic noise 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Engineering Faculty, Department of Environmental EngineeringHarran UniversitySanliurfaTurkey

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