dB Foresight Corporation
dB Foresight is a noise prediction modelling computer program. It is used for doing noise impact assessments for outdoor industrial projects such as power plants, manufacturing plants, pumping stations, etc. dB Foresight can be used to provide the input required for assessment of noise impacts in the vicinity of any new facility, or upgrade is for planning, regulatory approvals or public consultations. The noise impact assessment can be used to guide the facility design or layout, to ensure that local noise level regulations are not exceeded. dB Foresight noise mapping software uses scientific principles to predict the sound levels on site and surrounding the facility. The software algorithms use the international standard ISO 9613 methodologies to predict noise levels. It calculates sound propagation in octave band A-weighted levels. The noise level prediction methodology considers geometric divergence, atmospheric damping, ground absorption, heights of sources and receptors, and screening from obstacles (building, barriers, berms, etc.). Noise attenuation due to both man-made and natural barriers due to the project area topography are considered. dB Foresight Software Features ●Simple, easy to use Graphical User Interface, to enter your project data information. ●Instant creation of georeferenced noise level plots, can be viewed in Google Earth, or any GIS application that views KML files. ●Output data, plot images and georeferenced plot files are produced in CSV (Excel), KML, PNG, BMP, JPEG and TGA formats. ●The noise impact information from dB Foresight supports regulatory licensing applications, public consultations, municipality licensing applications or environmental/historical assessments. ●Proven, accurate noise level predictions, based on ISO-9613 standards. Elevation Mapper Software We recommend the Elevation Mapper, elevation map creation software to create CSV elevation data files compatible with dB Foresight. The elevation data is used by dB Foresight to determine noise level attenuation due to natural barriers and other effects due to the topography. The Elevation Mapper software can be downloaded from their website located at their website www.elevationmapper.com.