SoundPLANessential 5.0 is now available with numerous new features and improvements. For example, the previous interface to Google Earth was replaced by a convenient map interface. This allows you to easily transfer background maps from GoogleMaps as well as from Open Streetmap to SoundPLANessential. In addition, the elevation data provided by GoogleMaps can be imported and used as a basis for your terrain model. For the data import you can use a new, additional interface to OpenStreetMap in the future. This allows you to import your data model almost anywhere in the world without much effort. For industrial noise, a convenient level calculator has been implemented, with which operating times and the emission of moving sound sources can be taken into account very easily.
The available dispersion calculation methods were supplemented by CNOSSOS-EU (road, rail and industrial noise), including the German and Austrian adaptations.
The installation can be found in SoundPLANessential 5.0 as a direct download under "Updates and Downloads".