What else can we learn from listening to our city?

Hey, Milwaukee, lend me your Android’s Sense-Ears for a sound mapping effort to research neighborhood health. – http://michaelmassie.com/earmark/

I was looking to build an arduino prototype, but instead trying out Funf for android first.  I’ll be tracking noise levels and take that data and overlay it into a city map, in heat maps or elevation based on loudness. Looking to see if you can assess a neighborhood health by listening to it.

Download the app, then go outside and take part in your neighborhood. You can help collect data for this project simply by accessing this site from your android phone and clicking the install button above. Once the application is installed it will immediately start logging and uploading to our server. Take into account that this application can tax a battery and may effect devices differently. If for battery reasons or any other, you can leave the project anytime by going into the app, once it’s on your phone, and tapping the ‘Uninstall this App’ button. Once it’s loaded, it’s running so go for a walk or just go sit outside.

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