NoiseMap’s User Interface gives you control of all aspects of operation and has been made as simple and helpful as possible.
Toolbars and shortcuts: Toolbar buttons and short-cut keys give quick access to commonly-used functions and every window has a Help button that opens the most relevant page of the full User Manual.
Linked property windows: There are windows to show the properties of selected objects. These can be positioned at the side of the main modelling window or on a separate monitor where they don’t obscure the main display.
The properties of linked objects are highlighted: for example, the activities located at a particular working location may be shown in one window; another window can highlight the activities being used within the list of all the activities; another window can show the plant being used in the activities within the list of plant in the model.
By showing the links between objects, it is easier to understand and check the model. NoiseMap also has many special checking functions built in. These help you to quickly locate and eliminate modelling errors.
Automation: In addition to on-screen creation and editing, large models need automation. NoiseMap provides this through the Scripting interface, which gives programmable access to most of its functions. This can automate the creation of models from digital mapping, computer drawings and GIS data.
Simple database: The vast amount of data used in complex models is handled by the database without you needing any understanding of database operations. This system makes it just as easy to handle simple models as huge models which might have hundreds of scenarios covering thousands of square kilometres.
Results storage: The database not only stores the model, but also stores the noise contours and results for individual receivers. These can be used to create noise contour maps for a wide range of noise indexes including sum and difference contours.
Post-processing: NoiseMap can perform many post-processing operations on the receiver or contour noise levels stored in its database. This includes adding or subtracting two or more noise results, adding or subtracting a fixed amount to a result or putting a noise floor on a result. The user can choose the contour range and intervals and can choose between line, ISO and colour-chart
Output log: An output log screen reports on the operations being performed and data uploaded or downloaded from the database. It may also be used to show calculation parameters and results.