Taking Space

The HabitatMap & AirCasting Blog

Month: December, 2011

AirCasting in Action

After taking time this weekend and yesterday to do more testing, we officially launched AirCasting today.  Below I’ve described a couple of my recent sessions to illustrate AirCasting in action. Times Square to Central Park (click to view map) What better way to start AirCasting then navigating between two New York City landmarks. As one [...]

AirCasting App Privacy Policy

AirCasting is a HabitatMap project. HabitatMap is a non-profit environmental health justice organization whose goal is to raise awareness about the impact the environment has on human health. HabitatMap will never collect any personally identifiable information about you through the AirCasting app unless you have provided it to us voluntarily, nor will we use any [...]

Craft a Windscreen for Your Phone Mic

Most sound level meters come equipped with a foam windscreen that fits over the top of the microphone, protecting it from wind interference. If you plan to use your phone mic for recording sound level readings, try crafting a windscreen to increase the accuracy of your readings.  I improvised a homemade windscreen by taking the [...]

Set Your Mic Max to Record Accurate Sound Level Readings

Different phones have different “microphone maximums”: the maximum sound level, as measured in decibels (dB), that the microphone can record. For most phones this is around 100 dB. In order to record accurate sound level readings, AirCasters need to adjust the “microphone maximum” setting in the AirCasting app to match the specifications of their phone microphone. To do [...]

AirCasting is Live!

We released the AirCasting app to the Android Market late last night and the AirCasting website went live today!  After spending the weekend testing and contributing data to the CrowdMap, we’ll officially launch AirCasting this Tuesday, 12/20.