Wednesday, June 15, 2011

UK Soundmap from the British Library

The UK SoundMap, sponsored by the British Library, is a new community-led survey in sound of the acoustic landscape – soundscape – of Britain. The project covers the entire United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It was launched in July 2010 with a pilot survey based on the Sheffield metropolitan area.

From the site:
"Britain’s sonic environment is ever changing. Urbanisation, transport developments, climate change and even everyday lifestyles all affect our built and natural soundscapes. The sounds around us have an impact on our well being. Some sounds have a positive or calming influence. Others can be intrusive and disturbing or even affect our health. By capturing sounds of today and contributing to the British Library’s digital collections you can help build a permanent researchable resource."

Found via Coudal Partners

Rick Steves' Great Britain 2011 with map

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