NoiseTube: Measuring and mapping noise pollution with mobile phones

  • Nicolas Maisonneuve
  • Matthias Stevens
  • Maria E. Niessen
  • Luc Steels
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


In this paper we present a new approach for the assessment of noise pollution involving the general public. The goal of this project is to turn GPS-equipped mobile phones into noise sensors that enable citizens to measure their personal exposure to noise in their everyday environment. Thus each user can contribute by sharing their geo-localised measurements and further personal annotation to produce a collective noise map.


Noise pollution citizen science participatory sensing people-centric sensing geo-localisation tagging mobile phones 


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This work was partially supported by the EU under contract IST-34721 (TAGora). The TAGora project is funded by the Future and Emerging Technologies program (IST-FET) of the European Commission. Matthias Stevens is a research assistant of the Fund for Scientific Research, Flanders (Aspirant van het Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolas Maisonneuve
    • 1
  • Matthias Stevens
    • 2
  • Maria E. Niessen
    • 3
  • Luc Steels
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Sony Computer Science LaboratoryParisFrance
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer ScienceVrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
  3. 3.Dept. of Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of GroningenThe Netherlands

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