DescriptionAirCasting is a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing environmental data using your smartphone. Currently, AirCasters can upload sound level data (aka decibel levels) recorded by their phone’s microphone. AirCasting is intended for measuring outdoor noise. Soon, we’ll expand the range of devices that plug into the AirCasting platform to include sound level meters and pollution sensors.
Each AirCasting session lets you capture real-world measurements, annotate the data to tell your story, and share it with a local and world-wide community via the CrowdMap. What was conjecture based on casual observation now becomes a measurable fact. For example, you might think: “This noisy neighborhood is disrupting my sleep.” Use AirCasting to identify the factual cause: “The twelve noise spikes greater than 65 decibels between 2am and 6am significantly degraded my quality of sleep.” When you share your AirCasting data with other AirCasters, your data and notes become a social statement, linking your experiences to the community’s observations.
Start measuring the air in your environment. What will you discover? What stories will you tell with AirCasting? Where’s the noisy corner or quiet sanctuary in your neighborhood? Together, with AirCasting, we can better understand and improve our environment.