Participative Sensing in Noise Mapping: An Environmental Management System Model for the Province of Santa Elena

  • Teresa Guarda
  • Marcelo León
  • Maria Fernanda Augusto
  • Hugo Pérez
  • Johnny Chavarria
  • Walter Orozco
  • Jaime Orozco
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 721)

Abstract

Noise pollution is a common problem in urban environments. Although the authorities in some cities have launched campaigns to monitor the problem, the resulting maps are not always easily accessible and are generally not detailed enough to understand the temporal and spatial variations in noise to which people are exposed. In this context, information technologies and systems are an added value in improving the mapping of noise pollution. The objective of this article is solve a gap in the province of Santa Elena, the absence of noise map in urban areas, and consequently the lack of knowledge of the impact of noise pollution on the population. This paper presents a model for participative sensing in noise pollution mapping system using a smartphone, allowing citizens to contribute to the collection of noise data, thus participating in a more sustainable environmental management.

Keywords

Noise pollution Environment mapping Participative sensing networks 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa Guarda
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Marcelo León
    • 1
  • Maria Fernanda Augusto
    • 1
  • Hugo Pérez
    • 3
  • Johnny Chavarria
    • 1
  • Walter Orozco
    • 1
  • Jaime Orozco
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena – UPSELa LibertadEcuador
  2. 2.Algoritmi CentreMinho UniversityBragaPortugal
  3. 3.Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas-ESPESangolquiEcuador

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