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Chatty Maps: What does Washington, D.C. Sound Like?

Sounds a lot like music

Shhh, can you hear that? That's the first ever urban sound dictionary. Chatty Maps allows the public see where they can find pleasant and unpleasant sounds in 12 cities, including Madrid and Washington, D.C. While tracking the sounds made by transportation, music, nature, and more in each area, Chatty Maps also picks up on people's emotions and perceptions of the sounds, like anger, anticipation, or joy.

The researchers at Good City Life were able to create the concept by analyzing tags on thousands of public photos in Flickr, reported CityLab.

Below, you can see how some of the sounds break down in Washington, D.C.


To take a closer look at certain streets, you can give Chatty Maps a whirl here.

Interactive Maps That Reveal What Cities Sound Like [CityLab]

Chatty Maps [Official Website]