The noise pollution caused by airplanes and the effect of air traffic on our environment are constantly the centre of public attention. The National Air and Space Laboratory (NLR) regularly carries out research into these effects, especially in the areas surrounding airports. The measurements for these research programmes are analyzed by NLR experts and compared to the results generated by models.
Since this involves a type of geo-information, the NLR prefers the use of specific tools for the processing and visualization of geographical data. The use of these tools often calls for the support of geomaticians. The NLR’s geomatics group has developed a web-based network application with which geo-expertise and geo-tools are made available to colleagues working in the air travel industry. From now on, they can apply all sorts of edit commands to the data, from any location. The results can also be presented in professional ways, for instance in the form of map layers, without users having to concern themselves with technical backgrounds.
This network application, which was developed based on a design aimed at service, will serve as an example for similar applications that the NLR will develop by order of and in cooperation with GBP enterprises.