NoiseModelling User Guide


This is the official NoiseModelling User Guide.

NoiseModelling is a library capable of producing noise maps of cities. This tool is almost compliant with the CNOSSOS-EU standard method for the noise emission (only road traffic) and noise propagation. It can be freely used either for research and education, as well as by experts in a professional use.

A general overview of the model (September 2020) can be found at :

This plugin is distributed under GPL 3 license and is developed by the DECIDE team of the Lab-STICC (CNRS) and by the Mixt Research Unit in Environmental Acoustics UMRAE (Ifsttar).

Cite as: Erwan Bocher, Gwenaël Guillaume, Judicaël Picaut, Gwendall Petit, Nicolas Fortin. NoiseModelling: An Open Source GIS Based Tool to Produce Environmental Noise Maps. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, MDPI, 2019, 8 (3), pp.130. ⟨10.3390/ijgi8030130⟩. ⟨hal-02057736⟩


Research projects:

  • ANR Eval-PDU (ANR-08-VILL-0005) 2008-2011
  • ANR Veg-DUD (ANR-09-VILL-0007) 2009-2014
  • ANR CENSE (ANR-16-CE22-0012) 2017-2021
  • the Nature4cities (N4C) project, funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730468

Institutional (public) fundings:

  • Univ Gustave Eiffel (formerly Ifsttar, formerly LCPC), CNRS, UBS, ECN, Cerema

Private fundings:

  • Airbus Urban Mobility


  • The official documentation is available in English only.
  • Some illustrations may refer to previous versions of NoiseModelling.
  • If you observe some mistakes or errors, please contact us at or let an issue here.
  • You can also contribute to the documentation

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