IMMI is well prepared to handle large scale mapping project by brucewayneishere


									IMMI is well prepared to handle large-scale mapping project       Packages and language support
such as Strategic Noise Maps and others. Calculation run
times depend on a number of factors, the most obvious
ones are number of grid points, number of sources and
propagation effects. IMMI offers a series of efficiency
techniques that are likely to improve calculation times in
                                                                  IMMI is available in any of the three following packages, each
                                                                  of which carries a different price tag and more or less features.
                                                                                                                                      ÖNORM S 5011
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large-scale mapping.
                                                                  IMMI Standard is a comfortable entry-level into the world of

Finally, IMMI features a technology rather than a technique       noise mapping.
that is especially useful in large-scale projects: semi-
automatic segmentation and distributed processing of
large-scale noise maps. This technology uses the idle power
of computers to improve calculation speed by means of
                                                                  IMMI Plus is the next step upwards to model, calculate,
                                                                  analyse and present projects of varying size.
                                                                  IMMI Premium is the ultimate professional tool for noise
                                                                                                                                                                 BS 5228
                                                                  prediction and noise large-scale noise mapping.
distributed simultaneous processing on multiple computers.
Overlapping buffers and control of tile division by the main      The IMMI user-interface is available in a variety of languages:
computer ensures smooth noise contour lines.                      English, French, German, Italian, Dutch and more to come.
                                                                  IMMI help system and manuals are available in English and
In large-scale noise mapping, the best approach to data           German.
handling is to couple the GIS with the noise modelling
software IMMI with data being formatted and processed via
the GIS and then exported to the noise mapping software to
calculate noise levels (see Figure).

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Wölfel is an ESRI developer partner, which has enabled IMMI
to be written so that it can directly read ArcView Shape Files.

ESRI is the leading desktop GIS software available and many
local authorities and government institutions have already
adopted it as their preferred GIS platform.

                                                                                                                                            Noise Mapping
                                                                                                                                            & Noise Prediction                                 CRTN

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                                                                                                                                            YOUR tool for noise mapping and air dispersion modelling
General Program Features                                                   Export of lists and tables in RTF-format for inclusion in
                                                                           your reports in word processing system                           In its base module IMMI features both a general noise
                                                                           3D views.                                                        prediction method and a general-purpose Gaussian air-
IMMI is a software package for Environmental Pollution                                                                                      dispersion model. As a user, this gives you the freedom to
                                                                           Integration of terrain level and development.
Mapping that integrates outdoors sound propagation (road                                                                                    peek into both worlds, and if need arises to add further noise
traffic, railway, industrial and recreational noise), air dispersion       Definition of variants to calculate test cases and planning      or air-dispersion libraries to your IMMI license. The libraries
modelling (gases, dust, odours) and interfaces to CAD and GIS              scenarios.                                                       implement calculation methods published by official bodies,
packages.                                                                                                                                   laid down in national or European legislation, standards from
                                                                           Automatic backup functions save the current state of the
For more than 15 years, IMMI has been developed for and                                                                                     national or international standardisation bodies (e.g. ISO, BS,
                                                                           project during editing and calculation.
sold to professionals working with public authorities, consulting                                                                           DIN, NF, EN, …) and guidelines from professional or industry
                                                                           Calculation of air dispersion modelling and noise                associations (e.g. VDI, …).
engineering companies and industry. IMMI’s proven and
                                                                           propagation in a single program.                                 For more information on available calculation methods, air-
comprehensive working environment is characterised by the
following main features:                                                   Modular design.                                                  dispersion modelling calculation methods, and user-designed
                                                                                                                                            methods feel free to contact us!
                                                                           Multi-lingual user interface (English, French, Dutch, Italian,

                                                                                                                                            Special acoustics features
                                                                       Noise prediction & mapping
                                                                       according to the official methods                                    Backed with both more than 15 years of experience and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Higher-order reflections: up to the 25th order.
                                                                                                                                            several hundred licenses sold worldwide, IMMI is a field-
                                                                                                                                            proven tested software. As a practical tool it unburdens the           Transmission of noise from indoor sources to outdoor
                                                                                                                                            user from routine tasks, leaving his head clear for analysis           radiation of building walls, including openings.
                                                                           Noise propagation calculation methods                            and planning. To achieve this, IMMI features more than just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Transmission through noise screens in industrial
                                                                                              XP S 31-133/NMPB+Guide du Bruit               calculation algorithms: As a matter of fact, IMMI is a GIS
    Data input: mouse, keyboard, and digitising tablet, or                                                                                                                                                         applications.
                                                                                                                                            optimised for environmental acoustics. But there is even more
    import functions for a series of file formats.                                            (EU Interim Method)                           to IMMI than management of geo-referenced data: IMMI                   Façade level calculation.
    Site background: support for more than 30 different bitmap                                and national methods:                         has a full set of functions to effectively assess, analyse and         Interactive noise-quota attribution – interactive rating of
    formats for scanned maps and functions to fit the map to                                                                                mange noise levels and connected data in a three-dimensional           noise sources.
                                                                                              CRTN (UK), XP S 31-133 (France),
    the co-ordinate system.                                                                                                                 mapping space and thus opens the door to the world of action
                                                                                              RMW-SRMII (Netherlands),                                                                                             Barrier optimisation.
                                                                                                                                            planning in road, traffic, city and industry planning processes.
    Import and export via DXF and ArcGIS Shape files.                                         TemaNord 1996:525 (Nordic), StL-
                                                                                              86(Switzerland), RVS 3.02(Austria),                                                                                  Calculator for energetic operations.
    Project-orientated graphical environment with GIS-like                                    RLS-90(Germany)
    functionality.                                                                                                                              Calculation in either overall A-weighted levels or                 Import of measured spectra from text files or clipboard.
                                                                                              RMR-SRM II-1996 (EU Interim                       frequency-dependent in octave or third-octave bands.
    GIS-like management of project data and layered file                                                                                        Meteorological correction to determine long-term levels
    structure for result grids.                                                                                                                 according to ISO 1996-2 (where required).
    Powerful commands for drawing and input of both
                                                                                              + national methods:
                                                                                                                                                Calculation of noise levels and peak levels at single
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Directive 2002/49/EC and large-scale
                                                                                              CRN (UK), XP S 31-133 (France),
    geometric and emission data.
                                                                                              RMR-SRM II (Netherlands), TemaNord                receiver points and grid receivers.                            mapping
    Annotation and illustration of site maps: scale bars,                                     1996:524 (Nordic), SEMIBEL                        Horizontal and vertical grids.
    photographs, labels and text fields.                                                      (Switzerland), ÖNorm S 5011
                                                                                              (Austria),SCHALL 03 (Germany)                     Predefined colour codes: ISO 1996-2 Tab. 1 & 2, DIN
    Cartographic symbols (churches, football fields, etc.) and                                                                                  18005-2, NF S 31-130 + user-definable ones.                    The following features have been added to adapt the
                                                                                                                                                Graphical evaluation of maps: land-use planning PPG            software to the requirements of Directive 2002/49/EC on the
    Support for both national absolute co-ordinate systems                                    ISO 9613-2 (EU Interim Method)                                                                                   ”Management and Assessment of Environmental Noise”:
                                                                                                                                                24/PAN 56 (England/Scotland), isolation classes for new
    (Lambert, OS, etc.) and relative co-ordinates.                                            + national methods:
                                                                                                                                                buildings DIN 4109.
    Multiple zoom/unzoom.                                                                     Nordic Standard (Nordic), VDI 2714/
                                                                                              2720/2571(Germany), ISO 9613-1 & -2               Rating methods: Lden (Directive 2002/49/EC),                       Calculation of Lden and Lnight, and of Lday and Levening.
    Undo/redo up to 500 commands.                                                             (International), BS 5228 (UK), ÖAL 28             Switzerland, Germany, and user-definable.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Support for meteorological correction to determine
    Block functions: select and simultaneously edit multiple                                  (Austria)                                         Difference maps: compare the noise impact of different             long-term levels according to ISO 1996-2:1987 (where
    elements in the site map or in the element list.                                          ECAC.CEAC Doc. 29 1997 + Seg-                     planning scenarios.                                                required).
    Generate comprehensive reports using your own                                                                                               Conflict maps: determine the exceeding of user-defined             Adapted Interim Computation Methods for strategic
    company logo and text comments.                                                           mentation (EU Interim Method)                     target values in a map.                                            Noise Mapping in accordance with “COMMISSION
    Coloured pollution maps (contours, filled contours) with                                  + national methods:                               Energetic and arithmetic addition and subtraction of noise         RECOMMENDATION of 6 August 2003 concerning the
    associated colour legend (user-definable, support for grey                                ÖAL 24 (Austria), AzB/AzB-L                       maps.                                                              guidelines on the revised interim computation methods
    scales) as separate overlay on the site map.                                              (Germany), DIN 45684                                                                                                 for industrial noise, aircraft noise, road traffic noise and
                                                                                                                                                Noise exposure: determine either the area or the number            railway noise, and related emission data” (see methods
    Pollution maps as numeric cell values.                                                                                                      of people exposed to certain noise levels.                         marked in above list).
    Calculation of locations where levels exceed user-defined                                                                                   Databases of noise spectra and transmission loss/                  Noise exposure maps according to annex VI and number
    targets (conflict maps).                                           IMMI is a noise prediction and mapping package for outdoors              absorption spectra.                                                of people exposed to noise level bands specified in Annex
                                                                       propagation of noise. IMMI features a convenient, user-                                                                                     VI of Directive 2002/49/EC.
    Documentation of calculations in comprehensive tables              friendly and praxis-orientated work environment with GIS-                Sabine formula spreadsheet to determine average indoor
    with varying level of detail.                                      like functionality. However, at the very core of IMMI are the            noise levels.                                                      Façade level calculation to determine most exposed and
    Export of graphical results to bitmap and vector formats           calculation methods, and here, starting with IMMI Version                Efficiency techniques: settings to improve calculation             quiet façade.
    (DXF, EMF).                                                        5.2, both noise propagation and air-dispersion modelling                 speed.                                                             Calculator to transform existing maps into Lden maps.
                                                                       calculation methods are made available. The coupling of noise
    Export of all lists and pollution maps in the following file
                                                                       propagation and air-dispersion modelling in a single software is         Forecast: statistical error calculation for a given set of
    formats: TEXT, EXCEL, dBASE and ESRI Spatial Analyst
                                                                       thus more than a buzzword: with IMMI it is a reality!                    efficiency techniques weighted against gain in speed.

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