Studying the suitability and adaptability of noise maps as a tool for health prevention in the province of Quebec

Authors

  • Jean-Philippe Migneron Université Laval
  • Frédéric Hubert Université Laval
  • Benoit Lalonde Université Laval
  • Jean-François Hardy Université Laval
  • Yves Brousseau Université Laval
  • Jean-Gabriel Migneron Université Laval
  • Marie-Hélène Vandersmissen Université Laval
  • Thierry Badard Université Laval
  • Joë Bouchard Université Laval

Abstract

Noise is considered to be one of harmful factors affecting population health. Sound pollution is studied and regulated in various countries worldwide. In the context of its Health prevention Policy, the government of Québec initiated projects to assess noise from many points of view, such as exposure values, building sound insulation, or outdoor recreational activities. At Laval University, a team of researchers was formed between the Department of Geomatics Sciences, the School of Architecture, and the Department of Geography to study noise mapping methods in order to improve their efficient use throughout the province. The scoping review of existing noise mapping techniques in the literature from around the world over the last 15 years was based on the PRISMA protocol dedicated to systematic reviews. A compendium of 171 scientific papers selected between 11000 bibliographic records helped to get a better understanding of noise mapping challenges. The data extraction established with more than 30 criteria in 4 topics (metadata, acoustic measurement, noise modeling, cartography) is analyzed in other to comment on the acoustic, geographic, and geomatic characteristics found in noise maps.

Author Biographies

Jean-Philippe Migneron, Université Laval

School of Architecture

Frédéric Hubert, Université Laval

Department of Geomatic Sciences

Benoit Lalonde, Université Laval

Department of Geomatic Sciences

Jean-François Hardy, Université Laval

School of Architecture

Yves Brousseau, Université Laval

Department of Geography

Jean-Gabriel Migneron, Université Laval

School of Architecture

Marie-Hélène Vandersmissen, Université Laval

Department of Geography

Thierry Badard, Université Laval

Department of Geomatic Sciences

Joë Bouchard, Université Laval

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2021-08-23

How to Cite

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Migneron J-P, Hubert F, Lalonde B, Hardy J-F, Brousseau Y, Migneron J-G, Vandersmissen M-H, Badard T, Bouchard J. Studying the suitability and adaptability of noise maps as a tool for health prevention in the province of Quebec. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2021 Aug. 23 [cited 2024 May 24];49(3):68-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/3894

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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