Noise Mapping/Contouring

With accurate measurement, evaluation and graphic displays, GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech creates a multi-stage approach to demonstrate noise level evaluation and avoid issues later.

Noise level measurement and analysis are only as good as the data and its presentation. For neighbors, community groups and regulators who are not schooled in noise evaluation, numbers alone mean little. In order to put together a complete evaluation of noise levels, graphic contouring or mapping of the data is necessary. GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech’s multi-stage approach to noise level evaluation includes measurement, evaluation and graphic representation of noise levels. Either through development of contour lines of equal noise or graphic overlays on aerials or CAD drawings, our professionals expertly demonstrate noise effects in adjacent communities.

When completed in conjunction with GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech software and noise measurements a clear and convincing case can be prepared for evidence or testimony. Noise contour lines of equal noise levels may be generated and plotted. Site berms or other noise buffers that affect noise level transmission may be designed and added, with the results seen prior to actual construction. Once added, the noise reduction of levels from ambient existing community noise may also be seen.

Evaluations for permitting may also be applied to considerations for operational modifications. Moving equipment, relocating haul roads, increasing plant size or other modifications within an operation cause significant noise pattern changes that require review before time, materials and resources are committed. Using GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech services and noise mapping can help you avoid issues before, during and after operations.