NoiseMap five uses advanced database technology to store the noise model and all the calculation results. This allows models of practically unlimited size and complexity to be created. The database looks after all the changes and the user’s computer only needs to receive data on the section that is being processed.
NoiseMap five has many tools to automate noise modelling which means that you can quickly and easily create much larger and more elaborate noise models than in the past, whilst efficient calculation algorithms will use multi-core parallel and distributed processing to allow results to be produced in reasonable time-scales.
NoiseMap five can use either a local flat-file database, which appears as an ordinary Windows file, or an ‘industrial strength’ database powered by a separate server – the choice is yours as the User Interface is identical.
All users share a single database, so they can see and use each other’s work, but the system prevents conflicts arising when two people try to modify the same objects.
With the ‘server’ database, users can be located anywhere: all that is needed is a network or internet connection to the server. The databases are protected by user names and passwords and are also encrypted. The database server should be located behind a secure firewall.
Calculation results can be shown in many ways – noise contours, levels at individual receivers, in plan, cross-section and 3-D. Results can be exported to CAD, GIS, Spreadsheets, word-processors and to high-quality scale drawings.
The scripting interface allows for automation of many of the model creation and production tasks.
For details of the server requirements, follow this link